World Record On Solo Sail Around Antarctica
Australian solo sailor Lisa Blair has arrived in Albany after three months at sea with a new world record to her name, shaving 10 days off the record to claim the Antarctica Cup and the World Sailing Speed Record for the fastest circumnavigation of Antarctica.
Hundreds of well-wishers gathered along Albany’s coastline and marina, cheering, holding sings and honking car horns in celebration of the record holder’s arrival.
The Sydney sailor set out on the journey from the Western Australian coastal city in February, aiming to break the world record for the fastest unassisted voyage around Antarctica.
The previous record was held by Fedor Konyukhov, who completed the journey in 102 days, 56 minutes, and 50 seconds back in 2008.
Her vessel, named Climate Action Now, is decorated with positive climate actions submitted by the community, and throughout her journey, she has collected microplastic samples and meteorological data to assist with global weather monitoring.