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Adventurers Club - Lisa Blair


Join us for our next Adventurer’s Club with Basecamp Ambassador Lisa Blair, who will share her inspirational story of determination  and survival. Sailing her yacht Climate Action Now,  Lisa had her sights set on circumnavigating Antartica solo, non-stop and unassisted with the goal of being the first woman and the fastest (woman or man) to do so…  

On January 22nd, 2017 Lisa set off on a mission to achieve a never before feat. 

72 days into her solo voyage and 3⁄4 the way around Antarctica Lisa suffered a dramatic and life threatening demasting in storm conditions more than 1000nm from land.

Many would have given up…

But on July 25th Lisa made history and became the first woman to sail solo and unassisted around Antarctica with one stop.

Join us for the next Adventurer’s Club featuring multi-record breaking Lisa Blair who’s story of grit who’s never say die attitude saw her conquer the Southern Oceans. Her story is nothing short of incredible and an amazing example of determination and grit to get to the end goal


Here's the details...


Friday September 27th, 7pm.


Joe's Basecamp Adventurer's Club. Unit 7, 16-22 Cross St, Brookvale. There is parking on the street, or alternatively drive up the ramp to the roof top parking and make sure you park in the Unit 7 marked bays (back right hand corner of the roof).


Free for Joe's basecamp members and $10 (at the door) for non-members so please feel free to invite your friends.

What to bring?

Nibbles and drinks. We always provide a few 'healthyish' snacks but feel free to bring along anything additional. Please note we are a nut free facility.

A bit about Lisa Blair

Whilst completing her Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Southern Cross University, Lisa Blair secured a job as a hostess on a sailing boat in the Whitsundays on 2005.

Lisa decided to change her course in life and gather the skills to become a solo sailor
herself. Lisa since clocked up more than 50 000 nautical miles of ocean sailing before embarking on her record making voyage.

Lisa was awarded the Spirit of Adventure award by Australian Geographic and the Seamanship Award by the Ocean Cruising Club and finished off the year by partnering with The Magenta and leading the first all-female team in 16 years to race in the Rolex 2017 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race on board her yacht Climate
Action Now.

Lisa has now sailed over 70 000nm and turns her attention to finishing her first book titled Demasted which is to be published by Australian Geographic.

About Adventurers Club

The Adventurers Club. It’s not just swilling whisky and sitting in leather Chesterfields. It’s sharing experiences. Experiences of those kick arse amazing members who train at Joe’s and are getting out there and amongst it. We continue to foster a culture of sharing adventures, members being examplers of lives well lived and connecting our local communities by hosting our Adventurers Club since 2015.