20 Dec '12, 10pm

Great news for winning Clipper sailor @LisaBlairSails in Sydney Hobart after winning last-minute place

Great news for winning Clipper sailor @LisaBlairSails in Sydney Hobart after winning last-minute place

The prestigious Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is set to get underway next week and a Queensland shop assistant turned round-the-world yachtswoman will take part after winning a last-minute crew place in the ultra-competitive event. Lisa Blair (27) will join Wave Sweeper and the Corporate Initiatives team after a campaign this week to earn a place in Australian yachting’s pinnacle event. Lisa Blair up the mast during Clipper training - Clipper Ventures PLC &copy _. A Last-minute dropout on Thursday means Lisa will set sail in the 600-mile sprint with Morgan Rogers and his Beneteau First 40.7. Lisa’s ambition and drive helped Gold Coast Australia win the 40,000-mile Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in July this year, the only event of its kind in the world for amateurs. Lisa, from the Sunshine Coast, says: 'This really is the perfect way to end the year after sailing ...

Full article: http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/Rolex-Sydney-Hobart--...

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