Lisa hopes Fedor will help her break his Antarctic record

SUNSHINE Coast sailor Lisa Blair is keen to pick the brains of Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov, to gain some secrets to how she can break his own record for solo circumnavigation around Antarctica.

Mr Konyukhov landed on Mooloolaba Beach yesterday to become the first person to row solo across the Pacific Ocean - the latest in a string of impressive adventure feats.

The timing of the local arrival is perfect for Ms Blair, who is eager to gain some tips on how she can best tackle the Antarctica circumnavigation, in particular how to handle the extreme cold.

"When Fedor has had a chance to have a rest up, and put his feet up and had a good night's sleep, I'll get together with him and discuss it all in detail," Ms Blair said.

She's particularly curious to know how he dressed during the trip, and also if his vessel was equipped with heating.

"He's just an incredible person, he's just done so many amazing adventures, and been successful at every one of them," she said.

"It'll be great to hear how he tackles these things and his preparation for these events."

Her record attempt has been postponed for a year until November 2015, as she seeks further funding and prepares to construct a boat specifically designed to beat the current 102-day record. She also hopes to become the first female solo sailor to complete the circumnavigation.

FELLOW ADVENTURERS: Sunshine Coast sailor Lisa Blair met briefly with Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov.
FELLOW ADVENTURERS: Sunshine Coast sailor Lisa Blair met briefly with Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov.

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