189 Days at Sea, Alone
Australian Kay Cottee sailed her 11.2-metre yacht Blackmores First Lady out of Sydney Harbour hoping to be the first woman to circumnavigate the world alone, without stopping, without assistance, by way of both hemispheres and the five southernmost capes.
On 5 June 1988, after 189 days at sea, Cottee returned victorious: the first woman to achieve this feat (and the fastest woman around the world).
What was it like out there alone, back in the 1980s, with no social media and limited communications?
Come Aboard Blackmores First Lady
First Woman opens a window into Kay's world. With stunning footage taken on board Blackmores First Lady, and multimedia programs exploring the voyage, the exhibition works as a prelude to a visit on board the yacht, where you can step inside the tiny cabin that was Kay's home for six months.