Around Aus­tralia

Australian Geographic - - Your Society -

LISA BLAIR, AGS’s 2017 Spirit of Ad­ven­ture awardee, first sailed into the his­tory books when, af­ter many months at sea, she com­pleted the first solo cir­cum­nav­i­ga­tion of Antarc­tica by a wo­man. Lisa is now on track to be­ing the first wo­man to sail non-stop and unas­sisted around Aus­tralia. Depart­ing Syd­ney Har­bour in Oc­to­ber last year, Lisa is sail­ing a fully eco-pow­ered ves­sel and hopes to set a new solo and mono-hull speed record for the 6536 nau­ti­cal mile jour­ney. As we went to press, Lisa was round­ing West­ern Aus­tralia’s south-west corner, with about 1300 nau­ti­cal miles to the fin­ish line.

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