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Sailing Adventurer Lisa Blair comes to Batemans Bay


Batemans Bay Sailing Club is proud to host a presentation by 2022 Adventurer of the Year Lisa Blair from 6pm on Tuesday November 22nd. Earlier this year Lisa sailed non stop and unassisted around Antarctica in 92 days, taking 10 days off the previous record. This represented a triumphant comeback since her first attempt at the voyage in 2017 ended in near disaster. After her yacht "Climate Change Now" lost its mast in extreme conditions 72 days in, Lisa had to free the rig which was trying to saw her boat in two. She was able to construct a jury rig and sail 9 days to Cape Town.

The following year she sailed around Australia, non stop and unassisted, becoming the first woman to do so. She spent years preparing for a second attempt at the Antarctic circumnavigation and in the process was able to put aside her natural fears. During the voyage she obtained oceanographic and meteorological data as well as collecting microplastic samples in remote locations of the Southern Ocean on behalf of the Australian Institute of Marine Science.


Lisa's presentation at the BBSC clubhouse will be a truly inspiring one for anyone who attends. Tickets are $30 per head including pre presentation drinks and nibbles. Book your place through the BBSC website www.bbsc.org.au .

Above: Lisa Blair. Credit Corrina Ridgeway

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