All of Sydney is invited to welcome Lisa Blair back in through the Sydney Heads this Saturday (26 August) on board her yacht Climate Action Now.
Lisa Blair recently sailed into Albany Harbour, Western Australia, after becoming the first woman to sail solo and unassisted around Antarctica, crossing all tracks south of 45 degrees south taking just over 104 days to complete.
This is an incredible feat as it is, but it is worth noting that Lisa suffered a dramatic dismasting south of Cape of Good Hope and, after making a jury rig, sailed into Cape Town to repair her yacht and complete her world record. To re-enter the race, Blair had to sail back to the point where she went above 45 degrees south to restart the clock.
Lisa will be returning home to Sydney Harbour and all yachts are welcome to sail out to the Heads to welcome her in at midday. As with the Sydney Hobart race there are also plenty of viewing places available to the general public at North Head, South Head then at Farm Cove and the Opera House as she does a lap of honour.
Climate Action Now and Lisa will finish at D'Albora Marina in Rushcutters Bay.