Embarking on the Next Adventure with Lisa Blair: Attempting Two New World Records

After the exhilarating journey of watching Lisa Blair circumnavigating Antarctica, many are left wondering, “What’s next for this unstoppable force of nature?” Well, buckle up, because Lisa is gearing up for even more awe-inspiring feats on the high seas.

Setting Sail for New Horizons: Sydney to Auckland

Since February 2024, Lisa has been plotting a course from Sydney, Australia, to Auckland, New Zealand, with her sights set on not one but two world records. She’s aiming to be the fastest person to complete the solo journey, breaking the existing record set by retired Australian Veteran James Prascevic. And that’s not all – Lisa is determined to carve her name in history as the first woman to conquer this challenging solo monohull route. Since her departure date is all dependant on a desirable weather window, Lisa is still patiently awaiting this window, fingers crossed it will be any day now.

The current record, established on January 22nd, 2020, stands at 12 days, 14 hours, 41 minutes, and 15 seconds. Lisa, known for her fearless spirit and unflinching will, is ready to push the limits of what’s possible.

Photo credit: Lisa Blair Sails The World.com
Photo credit: Lisa Blair Sails The World.com

Auckland-to-Auckland Adventure: A World First

But wait, there’s more! Lisa isn’t stopping there. Following the completion of her Sydney to Auckland voyage, she plans to sail solo, non-stop, and unassisted around New Zealand. If successful, this will be a groundbreaking world-first achievement. These daring ventures will not only test her sailing excellence but will also be ratified by the prestigious World Sailing Speed Record Council.

Beyond Records: A Champion for Climate Action

Lisa Blair is not just a sailor; she’s a driving force for positive change. Beyond the thrill of setting records, Lisa leverages her achievements to promote education and participation around the Climate Action Now message. Having already secured five world records, including being the fastest person to sail solo, non-stop, and unassisted around Antarctica, she is now on a mission to tackle a different kind of challenge – microplastics.

Collaborating with the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Lisa conducted the largest microplastic survey of Antarctica during her historic journey. The results were eye-opening and disheartening – every sample contained plastic, with 64.8% classified as microfibers from the textile industry.

Lisa and her boat named 'Climate Action now', is devoted to the cause
Lisa and her boat named ‘Climate Action now’, is devoted to the cause. Lisa Blair Sails The World.com

A New Voyage of Purpose: Tackling Microplastics

Armed with this crucial data, Lisa is also embarking on these two initiatives:

  • 1. Amplifying Research Results: Using her platform to shed light on the Antarctic microplastic issue.
  • 2. Educating About Microplastics: Initiating conversations and educational programs to raise awareness about the impact of microplastics on our environment.

Lisa doesn’t just stop at records and research. She is an advocate for sustainable living. Her upcoming projects aim to:

  • Promote Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel: Advocating for eco-friendly alternatives in the maritime industry.
  • Post-it Note Campaign: Engaging communities in positive conversations about sustainability.

Inspiring Change, One Talk at a Time

Lisa’s commitment extends to schools across Australia and New Zealand, where she delivers free talks, inspiring the next generation to take action. Her goal is to encourage individuals to make simple yet impactful changes in their lives to minimise their environmental footprint.

Lisa Blair Sails to make a difference
Lisa Blair Sails to make a difference, Lisa Blair Sails The World.com

Joining Forces for Change

As Lisa sets sail on her new endeavours, she invites sponsors to join her on this impactful journey. The unique opportunities for media and marketing exposure offered by these world records can create a mutually beneficial partnership, raising awareness for your brand while supporting Lisa’s noble causes.

So, are you ready to ride the waves of change with Lisa Blair? It’s not just a sailing adventure; it’s a call to action for a sustainable future. Let’s join hands and create waves of positive impact on the world!

Leaving portland, photo credit: Dean koopman
Leaving portland, photo credit: Dean koopman

Want to read more about Lisa Blair? See here to read about the film Ice Maiden which documents Lisa’s attempt to sail solo around Antarctica.

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