Under the motto "Climate Action Now", LisBlair set off for the "AntarcticOcean Cup Race" in January. Solo and without assistance, she has already covered 9,800 of the 14,000 nautical miles. Her goal is the fastest circumnavigation of Antarctica, and she also wants to be the first woman to conquer this route.
Post-its prints adorn the bow of the yacht
With the record attempt, the 28-year-old Australian also wants to draw attention to the consequences of climate change. Your ship is printed with post-its, on which people from all over the world have written their ideas for a better future. The small messages range from "cycling to work", "turning off the light when I leave the room" to "I recycle". These should show everyone that a lot can be achieved together through often simple and obvious changes in behavior. Anyone interested can write a message on the homepage.
Circumnavigation of the Antarctic in 14,000 nautical miles
LisBlair left Albany (Western Australia) on January 22nd for Cape Agulhas (South Africa). The three notorious Cape Leeuwin, Horn and Agulhas must be rounded. Blair has been sailing in icy waters for 58 days, defying wind and weather. She reports on these challenges and her impressions in her blog; their progress can be followed with the help of two trackers.
Its goal is to beat the time of Fedor Konyukhov, who circumnavigated Antarctica in 102 days, 56 minutes and 50 seconds. Konyukhov has so far been the only one who has mastered this record distance.
The 28-year-old Australian LisBlair
The sailor already demonstrated her stamina and willpower at the Clipper Round The World Race in 2011, when she sailed 40,000 nautical miles around the world. Your sailing Vit shows participation in important regattas. In 2015 she skipped her yacht "Climate Action Now" at the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and achieved a place in the middle of 110 ships.
LisBlair started sailing professionally in 2006. She previously completed a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Southern Cross University in Australia. For the past ten years she has devoted herself to sailing. She completed more than 50,000 nautical miles on a variety of yachts, including a 68-foot Ex-Amercia's Cup yacht. In her work as a sailing instructor and skipper as well as in numerous races, she gained a lot of experience for sailing around the Antarctic.
Her ship "Climate Action Now" (the former "Funnel-Web") is an Open 50 and was designed and built in 2003 by Robert Hick. With a length of 15.25 meters and a width of 3.90 meters, it first took third place in the Melbourne to OsakYacht Race 2003 and then took part in other races. The purchase of the ship was made possible in October 2015 through donations and sponsors, among other things.
The "Climate Action Now" in the Southern Ocean