It was announced last night at Wellington Barracks in London that Major Mandy Islam will be attempting to set a Round Isle of Wight record next year.
Teaming up with Vee Ganjavian in his Ilmor powered Phantom USA hull, Mandy will be looking to become the fastest disabled woman to drive a powerboat around the Island.
What’s more remarkable is that the British Army Major has a rare type of blood cancer, 3 years ago Islam was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer that affects bone marrow.
Cancer is the biggest killer of British Military personnel each year.
Mandy is working with the Ministry of Defence to change the way serving personnel with life-changing illnesses are looked after.