Lisa Blair has finished her epic circumnavigation of Antartica. It has been a massive undertaking in every sense, but the steely determination she is known for has shone through repeatedly, which is what has allowed her to chalk up this one.
Despite being in front of record pace before her dismasting on Climate Action Now, the Hick 50 she used for the journey, Blair has remained upbeat and will no doubt look to her other projects as soon as she can. Remember, she will be at next week’s Sydney International Boat Show if you are attending.
From all the team here at Sail-World.com, as well as your thousands of followers – Well done, Lisa!!!! Blair commented, ‘Every bit of pain, every sail change and all the bitter cold — it was definitely worth it.’ If you have not read her account of cutting the rig away, then please go to her site and have a read. We were fortunate enough to speak with her at length from Cape Town at the time, and then as she traversed the Indian Ocean, which was quite spellbinding. You can read that interview, here.
You can also use the search engine at the top of www.sail-world.com to go back and look at all the material on her impressive efforts.
This is what the ABC has reported
This is what The Australian has had to say.