The Yachts

Climate Action Now

Climate Action Now


Lisa Blair initially circumnavigated the world via the 2011/2012 Clipper Round the World Race and went on to compete in the ITL Solo Tasman Challenge from New Zealand to Australia. Her next goal is to become the first woman to circumnavigate Antarctica, solo, non-stop and unassisted. First she will take on the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and hopes to raise awareness of the environmental climate along the way. The Queenslander has over 50,000 sea miles under the belt and a multitude of sailing qualifications. 

In September she found the right boat in Funnel-Web, a bright yellow Open 50 designed by Robert Hick and commissioned by Ivan and Sibby MacFadyen (Sibby is also contesting the race with Dare Devil). They contested the tough 2004 Sydney Hobart and finished 48th overall in a race where 59 finished and 57 retired. The McFadyens also contested the 2003 Melbourne- Osaka double handed race and finished third over the line, so this is the right boat for Blair, who has been through the wringer in her endeavours to finance the boat and her projects. 


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Climate Action Now
Sail Number N11
Owner Lisa Blair
Skipper Lisa Blair
Crew M Machado, M O'Dea (15), D Whitcroft, K Saladine (10), S Humphris (1), L Blair (1), A Torrens, K Kasko
State NSW
Type Hick 50
Designer Robert Hick
Builder Hick Marine
Construction GRP
LOA 15.25
Beam 3.9
Draft 3.4