Lisa aims to become:
The first woman to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around Australia.
The first 100% eco-powered vessel to undertake a consecutive non-stop, unassisted, voyage around Australia.
And, the first mono-hull to complete a solo, non-stop and unassisted voyage around Australia where she will establish a new speed record.
On October 20th 2018, Lisa crossed the start line and departed Sydney Harbour, Australia beginning her circumnavigation anticlockwise around Australia. Lisa is undertaking this challenge solo - she will be the only person onboard and will complete the trip non-stop and with out any outside assistance. This means that Lisa will not be able to take on any help or supplies along the way. The existing solo speed record was set by Bruce Arms in his catermran 'Big Wave Rider' of 38 Days, 21 Hours.
The existing monohull speed record is held by fully crewed Sailors with disAbilities team and is set at 37 Days, 1 Hour in 2003. To comply with the World Sailing Speed Record Council Lisa will be sailing outside of all Australian Capes and north along the east coast where she will enter the Great Barrier Reef at Raine Island, QLD before sailing outside Ince Point, Wednesday island, QLD. Lisa must then sail outside Melville Island, NT and the Montebello Islands, WA, before rounding the South East Cape, off Tasmania before the final leg back to Sydney.
Lisa will be sailing a total of 6,536 nm and estimates the trip to take approximately 6 weeks to complete. Lisa has a good chance of also setting new solo and mono-hull speed records.
Thank you to my main sponsor d’Albora Marinas
d’Albora Marinas is Australia’s leading marina group, with seven first-class marinas in prime locations across Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Melbourne and Nelson Bay. At d’Albora Marinas we pride ourselves on our ability to go above and beyond in servicing our clients’ needs to ensure a premium boating experience. Customers can enjoy exclusive reciprocal berthing rights, and a variety of fuel offers throughout the year, as well experiencing a superb selection of waterfront restaurants, cafes and bars as well as close proximity to key city locations.