Come and hear Lisa Blair talk
by WGIS Committee
Enjoy a thrilling and entertaining tale as Lisa Blair shares her inspirational story of determination and survival. Sailing her yacht ‘Climate Action Now’ Lisa was circumnavigating Antarctica solo, non-stop and unassisted with the goal of becoming the first woman and the fastest to do so.
On day 72 of her solo journey in the world’s most dangerous ocean it all changed as her mast came crashing down in the night after a piece of rigging failed. Her focus went from setting a world record to simply surviving the night as she battled to save the boat in storm conditions. Lisa was over 1000 nm from land and the nearest vessel was days away. Lisa battled into the night to save herself and her yacht before finally being able to cut away the mast. Lisa then was rendered fuel from a container ship, built a jury rig and motor-sailed her yacht to Cape Town.
For most people this would be the end of their journey but not for Lisa. With her ‘never give up’ attitude Lisa repaired the boat, replaced the mast and set off once again for the Southern Ocean. Lisa was able to successfully sail back to Australia where she became the first woman in history to sail solo around Antarctica with one stop.
“LISA’S STORY IS CAPTIVATING. FIRSTLY ENTHRALLING US WITH HER DREAM AND PASSION FOR HER TASK AT HAND, THEN TAKING US ON HER JOURNEY OF EUPHORIA, TEARS, HEARTBREAK AND FINALLY SUCCESS. LISA IS AN EXTRAORDINARY LADY WITH A BIG HEART AND SPECIAL STORY TO TELL. THOSE THAT TAKE THE TIME TO LISTEN TO HER COME OUT OF WITH LIFE LESSONS AND ARE BETTER PEOPLE FOR IT.” Domenic Genua – BIA Sydney International Boat Show
The Women & Girls in Sailing and Royal Brighton Yacht Club are all very excited and looking forward to hosting Lisa in her first Victorian talk since her triumphant return!
Book your tickets now to hear Lisa’s inspirational talk.
Event: Lisa Blair Talk
Date: Friday 17th November
Venue: Bayview Room, Royal Brighton Yacht Club
Cash bar. Come early and have a meal downstairs in the restaurant at Royal Brighton Yacht Club