Who is the Sailor Girl?

Nic Douglass is a girl, who loves her sailing. A multiple World and National Champion, Nic’s enthusiasm for the sport is infectious. Born in Sydney, but later growing up in country Australia, as one of few girls, the “Sailor Girl” was born. A life-long passion for sailing, Nic is all about sharing and growing the sport that we all love. Join her on her adventures, and the adventures of so many other sailors, in her blog, in her videos, on social media, and on her radio show as she takes part in various events around Australia, and now the world. Read more about Nic’s story… Download the Sunset Radio App to listen to Nic’s adventures.

Latest adventures…

Stena Match Cup Sweden 2015 – Black Swan Racing & Berntsson Sailing Team

Great to catch up with Keith Swinton of Black Swan Racing, and Johnnie Berntsson of Berntsson Sailing Team after day two of qualifying at Stena Match Cup Sweden. The chat is combined with some of the highlights from on the water!
Ian Williams and GAC Pindar are undefeated after two days of sailing, and Berntsson and Swinton sit in second and third respectively. Berntsson and his team had six wins today, making them the clear boat of the day. Enjoy – Sailor Girl xx

Stena Match Cup Sweden 2015 – Anna Ostling

Anna Ostling has the only all-female entry at Stena Match Cup Sweden this year. Was great to catch up with her on the dock after day 1 of qualifying here on the ground for the World Match Racing Tour! Enjoy xx

Adventures of a Sailor Girl – Anna Ostling after day one at Stena Match Cup Sweden by Sunset Radio on Mixcloud

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Stacey Jackson – When will we next see the magenta?!

This edition of the Volvo Ocean Race is done! Was fantastic to catch up with Stacey Jackson, of Team SCA; a fellow sailor girl, someone I have sailed with, and a friend after SCA’s second in the In-Port race today, moving them to the podium for the series! What an adventure! Enjoy xx

Hilary Lister – How sailing can give you wings…

A lot of us go sailing because of the freedom we experience… Well… Hilary Lister is a sailor girl who says that being on the water “gives her wings”. A quadriplegic, Hilary has sailed the English Channel, circumnavigated the UK, and now is doing ocean crossings. One amazingly passionate sailor girl on her own adventure. Just imagine if more people could discover the “freedom” of sailing? Sailor Girl xx

 

A catch up with Charlie and Will over coffee in Sweden

Had a great catch up over coffee with Charlie and Will today, still on a high after their win in leg 9, but getting back to business leading into the In-Port race which will decide whether they finish fourth or fifth overall. We chatted about the team, about how others might be able to develop themselves to get involved with the race, and also whether we will see them attack Mapfre in the In-Port race on Saturday! Enjoy xxx

Extreme Sailing in Cardiff

I caught up with the podium skippers at the Cardiff Extreme Sailing Series event; Jes Gram-Hansen of SAP Extreme Sailing Team (third), Jason Waterhouse of Red Bull Racing (second), Leigh McMillan of The Wave Muscat (first and series leader) and Chris Draper of GAC Pindar who won the “Land Rover Above and Beyond Award”. Enjoy xx

Burling & Tuke in Weymouth

Burling and Tuke chat about their 49er win today in Weymouth, as well as their program for the next few months, including the first AC45 event in Portsmouth next month. Epic things ahead! Enjoy, Sailor Girl xx

Mills & Clark in Weymouth

Mills and Clark were on a high following their win in the 470 Women’s class in Weymouth today! We discuss momentum, their team and how they can keep it rolling all the way into Rio! Enjoy, Sailor Girl xx

McNay & Hughes in Weymouth

McNay & Hughes of the USA fought hard in Weymouth to take the 470M win in a close battle with Belcher & Ryan from Australia. We chat about their momentum, and what is next for the team on the #RoadToRio! Enjoy, Sailor Girl xx

Marit Bouwmeester in Weymouth

On her return to Weymouth, Marit came away with the gold in the Laser Radial, one up on her silver in 2012. Great to chat about the event here, and her program leading into the Rio Olympics. Enjoy, Sailor Girl xx

WD Sailing after their win in Weymouth

Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin, WD Sailing, took their first ISAF World Cup win today in Weymouth! Fantastic to catch up with them on their progress, the Australian Sailing Team Nacra 17 program and what is next, including the Extreme Sailing Series next week for skipper Jase with Red Bull Racing! Enjoy, Sailor Girl xx

Annie Lush on leg 8 and Team SCA

It has been a big twenty four hours for Team SCA, but an even bigger two and a half years that has brought them to this point. A great chat about the experience of the girls, versus the male and female differentiation that has been common place over the course of this race. I do hope like Annie that this program continues! Sailor Girl xx

Sam Davies after SCA’s leg 8 win!

A win in leg 8 from Lisbon to Lorient by Team SCA was just incredible, and it was special for me to sit down with Sam Davies today to chat about the whole program, how much SCA has achieved and how they were able to put together a win! So so awesome! #WeAreTeamSCA! Sailor Girl xx

Catching up with Ian Walker in Lorient

It’s a wrap! With a podium finish in Lorient, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have wrapped up the 2014-15 VOR with a race to spare. Absolutely awesome to catch up with Ian Walker, the skipper, “the morning after”! Congratulations to the whole team both sailors, and shore crew on their victory! Sailor Girl xx

On the water for the in port race and leg 7 start in Newport

Wow! Wasn’t the Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover an event to be a part of, so lucky! Here are the adventures from on the water for the in port race, and the start of leg 7! Over 131,500 people were also a part of the action – one I will always remember, but I can’t wait for the next time I get to be involved with the Volvo Ocean Race! A big thanks to my major supporters, Zhik and GAC Pindar as well as Bennett Yachting & VX One for the use of the boat to be out on the water, Riptide Racing for so much help while in the US and skipper Chris for sailing with me! All footage is from GoPro Hero 4’s aside from the stock aerial overheads and start footage (thanks to Volvo Ocean Race Media), the VX One drone footage (thanks to the Bennett family), and the photos of me falling in (yes – what a muppet!), thanks to John Lincourt Photography. A Sunset Media production to share our awesome sport – Enjoy, Sailor Girl xx

Upcoming events in 2015…

  • Volvo Ocean Race stopovers: Lorient, Hague, Gothenburg
  • Extreme Sailing Series: Cardiff
  • Stena Match Cup Sweden
  • J70 Worlds
  • TP52 Worlds
  • AC World Series: Portsmouth
  • Cowes Week
  • Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
  • SOLAS Big Boat Challenge
  • Rolex Sydney Hobart

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