Born: 25/1/1954

Special Achievements:

1987-1988 - First woman to sail solo and nonstop around the globe.

Additional Information:

In 1988, Kay Cottee received the Australian of the Year Award. 1989, Cottee was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia. 1989 - first book published: First Lady; 1998 -  second book published: All at Sea on Land.


  • Image - "Blackmore's First Lady"

    Blackmore's First Lady, the Cavalier 37 sailing yacht sailed by Kay Cottee on her voyage when she became the first woman to circumnavigate the World solo non-stop. Now at the National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, New South Wales

    Image courtesy of sv1ambo, at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%22Blackmore%27s_First_Lady%22_(7854122622).jpg