Lia Ditton is a dynamic and engaging speaker who draws on her unique experiences at sea and on dry land to deliver insightful, inspirational and informative talks.

Lia captures the imagination of the audience, retelling pivotal moments in her off-shore and artistic career: participating in some of the world’s toughest ocean races and transforming those experiences into contemporary art installations.

Through her gifted storytelling ability and unique sense of humour, Lia inspires audiences to:

Maintain resilience in the face of adversity

Find the positive side of the worst situations

Push the limits of one’s physical and psychological endurance and

Achieve the seemingly “unachievable”


What audiences say about Lia – 

Lia excels in conveying her enthusiasm for life and inspires people to discover their own potential 

Simon Payne – Marketing Director Musto Clothing PLC

Lia’s style is fresh, breezy, entertaining, and informative.

Tom Cox – Commodore of the New England Multihull Association

Her adventures and achievements are admirable; her boundless energy and creativity make her unique

Mark Greenaway – UK Sales Director, Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Lia Ditton enraptured our discerning guests! 

Robin Dunseath – Organizer of the Falmouth 350 Festival & founder/adventurer of the Around The World Foundation

We were so impressed that we asked her to come back a year later!

Alban James – Founder of the Home House Sailing Society

Inspirational and entertaining! Lia packed the house.

Jean & Marten Holden – Talk organizers, RWYC Plymouth

Lia’s rating given by guests onboard the Celebrity Reflection is one of the highest we’ve ever had 

Kevin McCormack, Enrichment Program Director, Celebrity Cruises.


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