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Albert Lee (Australian Paralympian) (Bert or bertie) was born on 17 October, 1962 in Australia, is an athlete. Discover Albert Lee (Australian Paralympian)'s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 61 years old?

Popular As Bert or bertie
Occupation Optometrist
Age 61 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born 17 October, 1962
Birthday 17 October
Birthplace N/A
Nationality Australia

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In 2017, he was a board member of Sailors with Disabilities (non-profit).


In 2013, Lee raced on the 'Faceboat' which was skippered by Kirk Watson who was accompanied by his guide dog 'Tiller'. The 'Faceboat' was a 52-foot (16 m) ocean racer called 'Kayle' with sail number 7878. The vessel was a custom built yacht made specially to suit the needs of its disabled crew. The crew was made up of D Pescud (20) (navigator), G Johnstone (8), M Thomson (7), R Speedy (10), D Leslie (1), C Josling (10), B Allen (3), K Moore, A Lee (4), B Canham (6), D D'annunzio, G Kennedy, T Purkiss, G Donovan and R Sealey.

Four members of the crew had never competed in a race before their 2013 attempt. Lee described their journey and said "heading down the east coast of Tasmania was hard work. The wind was constantly blowing in our face. There were difficult conditions with unfavorable wind". Despite the crew's inexperience and the tough conditions, the crew completed the race and finished 31st out of 84 competitors with a time of 3 days, 18 hours, 28 minutes and 50 seconds. The 'Faceboat' was a fund raising project where donors could have a picture of their face on the boat for a $25 donation. These donors could have their image be one of 3800 snapshots that were placed on 'Kayle'.

Albert joined the Making Waves Foundation upon its inception in 1994, it is a non-profit organization which aims to use sailing to change people's opinions of disabled people. In 2013 Albert sailed "Faceboat" in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. "Faceboat" was a campaign created to raise awareness for disabled people. The campaign ran for two months and had over 500 sponsors. One could become a sponsor by donating $25, this tax deductible donation entitled a picture of one's face to be placed on the boat as it raced. The mosaic of 3800 images was unveiled on December 3, 2013 - on International Day of People with Disability. While Lee enjoys showing people how abled disabled people are, he also loves the team spirit and camaraderie that the Making Waves Foundation's team emulates. Albert says that when sailing with a crew with disabilities "there aren't as many egos" because everyone has had "to accept some disadvantages in life", despite these disadvantages the crew knows what they are "capable of and appreciate what others have to contribute".


Since 2012, he is a CASA accredited Optometrist and from 2015 to 2021 was a member of the Optometry council of NSW.


In 2006, he was part of the Association of Health Professions NSW.


He was a member of the Optical Dispensers licensing board from 2004 to 2010 and the optical dispensers trust from 2010 to 2014.


In 2003, Lee was part of the Making Waves Foundation team. This project team set two world records within the year. They achieved the world record for a non-stop, unassisted circumnavigation around Australia by a monohulled vessel and the world record for doing this with a disabled crew. The seven person crew was made up of Lee (double amputee), Al Grundy (polio), Kim Jaggar (amputee), David Pescud (dyslexic), Phil Thompson(amputee), Harald Merlieb (hearing impaired) and Brett Pearce (spina bifida). It took skipper David Pescud, and his disabled crew 37 days and 1 hour to complete the sail.

From 2003 to 2004, he was a quality in practice surveyor.


From 2002 to 2007 and 2011 to 2013, Lee was an Optometry Australia (NSW/ACT) councilor.


Lee represented Australia at the 2000 Paralympics for sitting volleyball which was held from 18 until 29 October in Sydney, Australia. The team consisted of 11 members which included Edward Bray, Paul Croft, Darren Gay, Lee, Brant North, Kevin Price, Glenn Pyne, Brett Roworth, Greg Sobczak, Bruce Thompson and Mark Whiteman.


Lee competed in 1996 however the team broke their boat's boom and the vessel had to be retired leading to an incomplete attempt.


Albert Lee joined the Making Waves foundation in 1994 when it was established. His position on the Yacht is mid bow where he assists the bowman with everything on the foredeck and his nickname is Bert or Bertie. He has competed in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, he has crewed in the Pittwater to Coffs Harbor race and has set a world record. When Lee gets on board he removes his prosthetic legs, due to this he has a lower center of gravity which allows him to stick to the deck. He uses his arms to quickly move around the boat and he can get to hard to reach places because of his proximity to the deck. He is able to move around the yacht with often more ease than non-disabled crew who would need to crouch and crawl to reach the spaces he can. Albert Lee has always been amazed by the adventurous sport of sailing and has said that being "out on the water in tune with nature is an amazing thing". Albert enjoys sailing as it allows one to recognize one's own strengths and weaknesses and adapt accordingly.

Lee has competed in five races and finished the race three times. Lee competed in 1994, 1996 and 2013 with the Making Waves Foundation.

In 1994, he responded to an advertisement which was looking for disabled people to race in the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race. The founder of the Making Waves Foundation - David Pescud - made Albert a promise and said "you'll never regret this experience - it'll change your life". Following this promise, despite not having any sailing experience, Lee was ready to take on the challenge and tough training required to prepare for the race. This training needed to prepare the crew for any dangerous events that could potentially occur during their 5-day voyage. The crew needed to work as a team, have a strong awareness of sea safety survival and constantly maintain the vessel. At the annual race in 1994, Lee and his team were the first fully disabled crew to compete in an ocean race.

Lee sees sport as a form of rehabilitation and a way to meet different people. Sports and physical activity have been found to have a positive effect on the quality of life and self-esteem of people with limb amputations. It helps amputees make friends and expand their knowledge of the activity they are participating in. It has also been found that participation in such activities has helped amputees to accept their disabilities and improve motor function. After Lee's first Sydney to Hobart yacht race in 1994 he said he had "for the first time in my life since my accident I felt free. I was out on the ocean with a crew who had disabilities second. We were sailors first." He also loves the sense team spirit and unity between the crew. Albert has said that he loves "sailing because it is a sport where disabled people can actually compete on equal terms".


On February 20, 1983, Lee was in involved in an accident where he fell under a train This accident created the need for both of his legs to be amputated at the knee. At this time, Lee was twenty years old and in his third year of studying at a tertiary level.


Albert Lee (born 17 October 1962) is an Australian double leg amputee athlete who participated at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in sitting volleyball. Lee lost his legs in a train accident when he was 20 years old. Despite this, he has competed in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race, achieved world records and is a qualified optometrist who studied at the University of New South Wales. Lee is involved in many philanthropic activities and has a multitude of appointments.

Lee was born on 17 October 1962. He married his wife Anne in 1998. Together they have two sons – Jonathan and Mitchel. Lee has interests in team sports, fitness and adventures. He is a double leg amputee. Lee lives in Sydney where he is a registered optometrist.