When Chris Emmet was diagnosed with MS at 40 he put sailing in a box.
He loved being involved with his family at Staunton Harold SC, sailing his Mirror was his children. But when his newly diagnosed condition meant he no longer had the strength to pull the boat up the slipway, or the dexterity to tie knots, he gave it up.
Yet, now 72, Chris is more active on the water than ever. Sailing not only gave him a renewed lease of life, it became his lifeline.