Demasted Book

DEMASTED: One woman's unbreakable spirit sailing solo around Antarctica

Demasted is the inspiring true story of Lisa Blair who sailed into the history books on 25 July 2017 becoming the first woman to sail solo around Antarctica.  Seventy-two days into her circumnavigation Lisa was thrust into a do or die situation when her mast came crashing down in a storm more than 1000nm from land and over 3 days from help. Lisa battled through the night in freezing conditions with 8 metre breaking waves and gale force winds. She was continuously thrust into lift threatening scenarios as she fought to save her life and her boat. After her ordeal, Lisa shows us her unbreakable spirit as she overcomes insurmountable odds to finish her world record. With her unwavering focus and determination, Lisa was able to sail home, completing her journey after 183 days.  In this book, she shares how the dream began and her preparations for the epic voyage. She then takes us on the journey with her, sharing her highs and lows with compelling honesty as she sails solo in the world’s most dangerous ocean.

Signed copies are available for pre-order here.

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Cover design by Shelley Blair. Photo Credit Dean Coopman