On Monday 17 December, Manly based Australian adventurer and yachtswoman Lisa Blair returned home with her world record of being the first woman to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around Australia.
This will be Lisa’s second word record in as many years, after she completed a 135-day loop of Antarctica in 2017.
This journey has taken her around the entire coastline of Australia on an epic 6,356 nautical mile voyage.
As part of the around-Australia record — which is yet to be ratified — Blair couldn’t receive assistance or supplies meaning she needed to pack all her fuel, food and water before setting off.
“A lot of people tell you, you can’t do stuff and I think a lot of people also let other people’s doubts get to them,” she told reporters.
“Just remember that if you want to do something you can. You’ve just got to dig deep and go for it and it doesn’t take specific skill — it takes time and effort and dedication and focus.”