“Choosing the right boat for a challenge like mine is so important. The first time I laid eyes on Climate Action Now (then known as Funnel-Web) I was in love. She is a safe, strong and seaworthy vessel that can really go anywhere and do anything”. - Lisa Blair
Originally named Funnel-Web and commissioned by Ivan and Sibby McFadyen to be raced in the 2003 Melbourne to Osaka Yacht Race. The Duo finished third over the line. Following that the yacht was raced in the 2004 Rolex Sydney to Hobart and finished 48th overall in a race where 59 vessels finished and 57 retired. Again contesting in the 2013 Melbourne to Osaka finally sailed in the 2013 Transpac Honolulu Yacht Race.
Lisa became the brand new owner of Funnel-Web the same day the entries to the Rolex Sydney to Hobart closed (end of October, 2015) so she quickly submitted her application to race. Lisa raced as master and owner of vessel with a crew of 7 in the 2015 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race finishing 54th on Line Honours and 13th with PHS handicap.
Designer: Robert Hick
Material: Fiberglass/ GRP/ Balsa Cored
Length: 15.25 m
Water ballast: 6 tanks, 1902 kg per side
Rigging: Aluminum Fractional Sloop
Limit of Positive Stability: 129.5 Degrees