FIRST DOUBLE-HANDED ALL-WOMEN CREW.
Working in partnership with d’Albora Marinas, Lisa, with Jackie co-skippering are set to make history as the first all-female double-handed team to race in the ORCV Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race in its 47th edition of the race.
For Lisa, this is yet another history-making moment, adding to her incredible achievements so far:
Lisa has been competitively sailing for over 10 years racking up over 80 000 nm in offshore sailing experience. Lisa holds multiple world records and is the first woman to sail solo around Antarctica, with one-stop before leading the first all-female team to race in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in 2017. Lisa went on to sail solo around Australia in the d’Albora’s Action Project: AUS 360, again becoming the first woman and the fastest mono-hull before setting up to race as the first all-female double-handed team in the ORCV Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race.
“I am really looking forward to taking on this race. It has been on my list for a while and is likely to be another great challenge”.
After nine years of sailing around the world with her husband, Noel, Jackie qualified as a commercial skipper which led to working on an array of different vessels internationally, and another half-circumnavigation. To fund her adventures, as well as writing five books (four nautical), she taught commercial skippers’ tickets at TAFE.
Woven between the escapades she freelanced for sailing magazines around the world and she is co-owner of SisterShip Press and Founder of SisterShip Training.
“As a supporter of women on the water I am thrilled to be partnering with Lisa Blair on SV Climate Action Now and tackling, together, the lee shore of the west side of Tasmania, in the Southern Ocean!”
Together, their aim for this race is to encourage more women to sail and to continue to promote Lisa’s positive environmental message Climate Action Now.
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