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At the end of the “Road to Rio”: The Australian Sailing Team Paralympic journey

Behind every Olympic and Paralympic medal is an amazing adventure and journey, this is the first in a series of videos looking at the #RoadToRio with the Australian Sailing Team medallists, celebrating their homecoming and looking back on their journey. The Rio Paralympics resulted in medals for all of our Australian Sailing Team Paralympians (amazing!), […]

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week – a look back, one week on

One week on, I cannot help but look back at the fantastic week that was Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016. Below you will find videos from the presentation night including speeches from Karl Kwok (Beau Geste) and Matt Owen (Onyx), a catch up with Stephen Barlow from the winning Farr 40, Forty, and a […]

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“Me” for my OBR VOR application

Here is my Volvo Ocean Race production task video for my On Board Reporter application. The theme had to be “Me – by Nic Douglass”. Unfortunately I was unsuccessful in a pretty competitive environment but I was thankful to get a personalised response 🙂 My take was that being a sailing content provider isn’t always […]

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 3: Audi Hamilton Island Whale Watching Week??!

Day 3 saw no racing for any of the 252 entries at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, but there was plenty of people and whale watching to be done for the media! I have to say it is the best postponement I have had in my 20+ years of sailing! Here are a few of […]

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 2 – Ichi Ban & Concubine in the Tavern

Another gorgeous day on Hamilton Island, but the breeze was not entirely on board with keeping the on-water action up to par with the off-water activities! I caught up with Matt Allen, owner of Ichi Ban who is now sitting in second in IRC Rating Division 1 after the team were second across the line […]

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 1 – “Pillow Talk” & Scallywag’s Honeymooners

Amazing to be back on Hamilton Island for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. A record-breaking fleet of 252 boats, a stunning location, and catching up with so many of my sailing mates from around the world, what could be better??! First up I caught up with Matt Owen, “Pillow” in the Tavern to chat about […]

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Cowes Week adventures…

The Cowes Week adventures so far… Day 1 & 2 – Figaro, first-timers, fast mast drops and First 40s I talk with my Dad, Rob Douglass on his first sail on the Solent, Sam Laidlaw who dropped a rig during a race and was still leading the Quarter Tonners at the end of day two, […]

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5o5’s in Weymouth

Wow. Have you ever seen a World Championship with a fleet of 130 boats have a possible seven winners leading into the last race? Mike Martin & Andy Lowry had a 22 point lead going into the last race of the 5o5 Worlds with two tough results in races 1 and 2 of the series. […]


Etchells Invitational won by RTYC Academy

The Cowes Etchells Invitational Regatta finished up today with the Royal Thames Yacht Club Youth Academy beating a fleet of far more experienced Etchells teams to take the Gertrude Cup. I interviewed Tim Gratton from the winning team, who have an average age of 22, and Tom Carruthers, skipper of the San Diego Yacht Club […]

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Sailor Girl reports for NauticalChannel Sports on 29 July 2016

I joined the newsroom from Portsmouth to chat about the America’s Cup Worlds Series event in Portsmouth. This is my segment only from the show that aired around the world to over 22 million viewers on 29 July 2016, but make sure you check out the full show (if you haven’t already) here: https://youtu.be/C7pUO_UUQbE.