Author Archives: Lisa Blair

Us or them who is going to win.

Competing in the Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race, Gold Coast Australia have just taken the lead as they race south in race 10 of the series from Oakland, USA to Panama where they will transit the Panama Canal. … Continue reading

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Light winds and wildlife

For the sailing team Gold Coast Australia competing in the Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race, sailing in race 10 from Oakland, California to Panama the week started with some playful guests. Strong, sleek and Gray the dolphins frolic … Continue reading

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Land at last

Australian Sailing Lisa 30 15_4_12 As the crew on board Gold Coast Australia enter into our fourth week at sea, racing in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race racing from Qingdao, China to Oakland, California USA we were … Continue reading

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Beefer’s Adventures

Beefer’s adventures… Startled out of my nest one night I was picked up by a gust of wind that propelled me miles and miles from the land…  Dawn came with me flapping my tired wings, lost is was I was … Continue reading

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More Injuries

For the crew on-board Gold Coast Australia the third week at sea as they compete in the Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race, sailing across the North Pacific Ocean from Qingdao, China to California, USA started with some fantastic … Continue reading

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Breakages and Still in the Lead

The Clipper fleet enters into there second week of racing, sailing from Qingdao, China to San Francisco, USA as they compete in the Clipper 2011/12 Round the World Yacht Race.  The crew on-board Gold Coast Australia have been experiencing many … Continue reading

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Preparing for Massive Storm Weather

The last few days have been a blur with pounding waves and howling winds. The air temperature on deck is a very cold 4 degrees Celsius making a 4 hour watch system very challenging.  Although we were sailing in 3-4 … Continue reading

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Leaving Gingdao, China in Snow

On the 18th of February disaster had struck on board Gold Coast Australia with a medical emergency of a broken leg.  Racing in the 8th race from Singapore to Qingdao, China in the Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race … Continue reading

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Broken Leg and Dramatic Aborted Helicopter Rescue

Love is in the air after 11 days at sea, the crew on-board Gold Coast Australia racing from Singapore to Qingdao, China sail into Valentines Day as we compete in the Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race. Valentines e-mails … Continue reading

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Walking on Walls

Light winds started off Day 3 at sea for the Crews on-board Gold Coast Australiaas they race from Singapore to Qingdao, China competing in the 8th race of the Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race.  With ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ … Continue reading

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