Crossing the Ditch for Climate Action Now: Lisa Blair World Record Attempt starts Monday, April 1

Australian National Maritime Museum

Acclaimed Australian Solo Sailor Lisa Blair is set to depart from Sydney on Monday 1st April to attempt the World Sailing Speed Record as the fastest person and first woman to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand. Lisa will sail over 1200 nm across the notorious Tasman Sea and anticipates the voyage will take 8 -10 days to complete.

Lisa is the current world-record holder for sailing solo, non-stop and unassisted around Antarctica in 2022, breaking the record by 10 days to add to her 4 other world record voyages.

“This project is very different from my circumnavigation of Antarctica, with the shorter distance it means that I need to be on 100% of the time and work 24/7 to be able to maximise the performance of the boat while also keeping myself safe at sea.”

“I will be sleeping in 20-minute intervals for the whole project to keep a safe lookout of other vessels while pushing my boat hard.”

The original record was established on the 22nd of January 2020, by retired Australian Veteran James Prascevic when he set the solo, monohull record with a time of 12d 14h 41m 15s. He was sailing to raise awareness of PTSD.

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