Australian Sailor Lisa Blair dismasted 895nm south of Cape Town

0300 AST Tuesday 4 April 2017 (1900 SAST)

048:38:384 S 022:31:430 E

At approximately 0300 (AET) Australian sailor Lisa Blair issued a PAN PAN 895nm south of Cape Town when in 40 knot winds and seven (7) metre swell her boat Climate Action Now was dismasted after the port shroud broke in a knock down.

Search and Rescue in Cape Town have been notified and will provide assistance if required.

Lisa is well and uninjured.

Lisa Blair was on her 72nd day at sea attempting to be the first woman to circumnavigate Antarctica solo and unassisted.

There is no further information at this stage.

Updates will be provided when available.