Personal Growth

My Essentials: Lisa Blair

Personal Growth - September 2016

A Wave of Women sweep sailing stereotypes overboard: Lisa Blair joins them with her essential items

Sailor Lisa Blair will shortly attempt to be the first woman to circumnavigate Antarctica, solo and non-stop – and aims to complete the perilous journey in just 90 days, setting a new world record for a feat that only two men have done before.

Lisa has worked on yachts and marinas around the world, has competed as a watch leader on the Clipper Around the World sailing race, has competed in the solo trans-Tasman sailing race and skippered a yacht in the Sydney to Hobart race; but circumnavigating the South Pole will be her biggest challenge yet.

Here are some of the essentials to make her carefully constructed packing list as she prepares to sail around the Antarctic:


Writer: Fran Molloy

Photographer: Brendan Fitzpatrick