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Adventures of a Sailor Girl #46 – Highlights from 12 weeks
The first Adventures of a Sailor Girl radio show for some time, packed with action from the Sailor Girl’s twelve week stint in Europe. Listen below to the show on Mixcloud (streaming with music), or via the Sailor Girl App (stream or Podcast).
– Sailing News in 60 seconds-ish (1:05)
– Ian Walker in Lorient – Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing take the win (5:32)
– Jason Waterhouse & Lisa Darmanin in Weymouth – a force to be reckoned with in the Nacra17 (14:40)
– Hilary Lister in Gothenburg – not your average Sailor Girl (20:34)
**An exclusive with Paul Larsen after the Fastnet on the past, present and future of Speed Rocket… (32:41)
– Highlight package from the America’s Cup World Series in Gothenburg (1:01:16)
Nathan Outteridge – home team Artemis Racing, Dean Barker – SoftBank Team Japan, Sir Ben Ainslie – Land Rover BAR, James Spithill – defending Oracle Team USA, and Glenn Ashby & Pete Burling of winning team, Emirates Team NZ.
More next week; head to www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com or the Sailor Girl App for all the action including full video interviews and radio shows, or @sailorgirl218 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat for daily updates!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #45 – GAC Pindar come on board + Etchells preview
A recap of the Sydney Sailboat Expo, a catch up with Anthony “Knocka” Nossiter on Bart’s Bash, the Canadian Ocean Racing Team, a landlubber, the Royal Brighton Yacht Club Etchells Nationals preview and an important announcement about a certain logistics sponsor! GAC Pindar are now on board with Adventures of a Sailor Girl which means I don’t have to find methods of transport (such as sailing an Opti) to various events 😉
The full line up…
Sailing News in Sixty Seconds (2:38)
Grantly Pellew, Harken Australia (4:20)
Shane Guanaria, Doyle MacDiarmid Sydney (14:04)
Anthony Nossiter, Artemis Racing & Bart’s Bash (26:07)
Daniel Gaw, Canadian Ocean Racing Team (33:16)
Judith Reid, Landlubber (45:35)
Royal Brighton Yacht Club Etchells Nationals preview (50:00)
–Make sure you check out the full chat of the Etchells Nationals preview below!
See you in Newport, RI for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover from next Monday, head to www.nicdouglass.org for more information, or Adventures of a Sailor Girl on Facebook!
Sailor Girl x
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #44 – One year!
One year of Sunset Radio was marked with the 44th regular show for Adventures of a Sailor Girl.
74 shows (30 event based, and 44 regular) has made for quite a collection of adventures over the past year!
Sailing News in Sixty Seconds-ish (1:48)
David Chapman, three MC38 Nationals in a row (4:26)
Josh McKnight, Moth NSW States, three Moth NSW States in a row (12:35)
Combined High Schools Regatta (20:53)
Mike Holt, two 5o5 Worlds in a row (28:20)
NSW Tasar State Champs and my coming adventures (36:50)
Sydney Sailboat Expo preview (39:33)
Highlights package (41:33)
A massive thanks to all for the support over the past year, has been amazing to share so many adventures of my own and from others! Can’t wait to see what is ahead for the next year!
Sailor Girl x
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #43 – Developments
Adventures here there and everywhere as we head into April!
Sailing News in 60 seconds-ish (1:35)
Sailing with the Yachting NSW Youth Team on TP52 Balance (4:50)
Q&A highlights with James Spithill (19:03)
David Chapman – winning tactician of Farr 40 Nationals with Voodoo Chile (32:33)
Highlights from the past 43 weeks (43:46)
So much more to come!
Sailor Girl x
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #41 & #42 – Walker, Burling, Spithill Blockbuster
An amazing amalgamation of my 41st show’s content from on the ground in Auckland for the Auckland Volvo Ocean Race stopover, and my adventures back in Sydney this week. Only just to call it show 41 & 42 with 90 minutes of sailing action!
From ocean racing, to Olympics to the AC this show has it all; Burling, Walker, Spithill, Page and Chappo to name a few…
I hope you enjoy the adventures as much as I did, feeling lucky to be experiencing so many great parts of our sport and more so to share it with you all!
Sailor Girl x
Sailing News in 60 seconds-ish (1:50)
–VOR Auckland (4:15)
Pro Am highlights (5:12)
Amory Ross (10:00)
In Port race highlights (18:16)
Dave Swete (25:26)
Pete Burling (32:16)
Ian Walker (41:33)
–RPAYC Club Marine Sail Expo (51:20)
Tash Bryant & Traks Gordon (51:56)
James “Jimmy” Spithill (1:04:07)
–Farr 40’s (1:15:41)
Katie Pellew-Spithill (1:15:41)
Malcom Page & Ashley Deeks (1:17:30)
David Chapman (1:20:27)
Not sure how to top that!?
Adventures of a Sailor Girl 41 & 42 on 23 March 2015 by Sunset Radio on Mixcloud – 239 live listeners
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #40 – Etchells, Sydney Harbour Regatta and VOR Auckland
All of the action from last weekend as well as being LIVE on the ground at the Volvo Ocean Race in Auckland!
Sailing News in Sixty Seconds-ish (2:20)
Andrew York, inaugural VX One State Champs and Sydney Harbour Regatta (4:44)
Matt Owen and the dream team, sailing in Canberra + Opti sailors (13:55)
Kate Lathouras, Mandurah Buoyed Up Program (23:42)
Steve “Mothy” Jarvin, Variety Cycle from Sydney to Hobart (30:50)
Ross Wilson, Etchells PRO (37:00)
John Warlow, Land Rat (39:48)
John Bertrand (42:30)
Volvo Ocean Race, on board with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (47:55)
So amazing to be here and there is plenty more to come!
Sailor Girl xx
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #39 – WA and Melges 32 action
It might be autumn, but I am pushing back as hard as I can! I am going to make summer last as long as humanly possible!!!
Sailing News in 60 seconds-ish (2:32)
Western Australia long-weekend report, Mandy McEvoy (5:08)
Milly Bennett, MAKS Racing (24:48)
Melges 32 Nationals adventures (29.10)
-The delivery (29:55)
-Adrian Finglas, Envy Scooters AHIRW (32:18)
-Day 2 recap (35:51)
-The charger (37:05)
-Wood Duck (39:38)
-Gus Reid, MaxStar (40:43)
-Barry Cuneo, Envy Scooters – including a swim (43:43)
What a week, and so much more to come! Heading south, and to Canberra for the Wednesday twilight, then to Geelong for the VIC Etchells Champs, then to Auckland for the VOR! Awesome!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #38 – 2015 JJ’s
The full recap of the 2015 JJ’s, the 18ft Skiff World Championships including an interview with Iain Murray on the Gotta Love It 7 program and all that is ahead for the America’s Cup!
Sailing News in 60 seconds-ish (2:18)
-Scott Babbage, Gotta Love It 7 (5:20)
-Team America (8:20)
-Seve Jarvin (13:48)
-Nick Murray, Pure Blonde (18:43)
– John Winning, Yandoo (20:30)
-Matt Wark and Tom Clout, Smeg (26:28)
-Matthew Coutts, Knight Frank (26:55)
-Alex Vallings aka Ginge, C-Tech (34:13)
-Michael Coxon, Thurlow Fischer Lawyers (42:10)
-Skip McCormack, Team America (46:40)
Highlights, including presentation night (51:30)
Steve Jarvin aka Mothy (56:05)
Iain Murray aka Big Fella (59:02)
Congrats to the podium and all for a fantastic week of sailing on Sydney Harbour! Thanks to all for having me and sharing the adventure!
Enjoy, Sailor Girl x
Adventures of Sailor Girl #37 – Making it big for the end of my thirties
What a week and what a show, the last radio show for my twenties!
“Sailing news in sixty seconds” (03:05)
Mat Belcher, Australian Sailing Team (05:58)
David Chapman, Ginger (13:45)
Jason Waterhouse, Red Bull Racing (21:23)
Ian Williams, GAC Pindar (29:06)
Scott Babbage, Gotta Love It 7 (37:00)
Howie Hamlin and Team America (40:38)
Seve Jarvin, Gotta Love It 7 (45:02)
John “Woody” Winning, Yandoo (47:48)
Michael Coxon, Thurlow Fischer Lawyers (51:05)
“Sailor Girl rap” (55:48)
More adventures next week for my regular show on Sunset Radio, and also, for the JJ’s every day on my social media, including interviews on YouTube daily. Head to www.nicdouglass.org, or Adventures of a Sailor Girl on Facebook for all the action!
Thanks all for sharing your adventures and the adventures of other in our amazing sport!
Sailor Girl xx
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #36 – Etchells and #NicsTurning30
The first regular show for 2015!
A recap of the NSW Etchells State Champs and #NicsTurning30!
Sailing News in Sixty Seconds
Darren “Twirler” Jones
Sailor Girl’s Adventures (including the “Sailor Girl Rap”)
My thoughts go out to the family, friends and sailing community following the news of the death of a Flying 11 sailor this weekend :'(
Thank you all for giving me so many adventures…
Much love xx
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #35 – 2014 in review!
Last night’s show:
A wrap of 2014, and a preview for the Rolex Sydney Hobart broadcast on 26 December 0800 AEST.
The run down…
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week flashback (02:15)
– Glenn Bourke, CEO Hamilton Island (02:20)
– Josh McKnight (07:32)
– Gavin Brady, Team Beau Geste (08:42)
Last week – SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, Land Rover EXSS (13:28)
– Ken Read, Comanche (13:48)
– Morgan Larson, Alinghi (19:48)
Aussie legends (23:35)
– Rob Brown, Envy Scooters Melges 32 (23:42)
– Luke “Parko” Parkinson, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (34:00)
– Mat Belcher & Will Ryan, Australian Sailing Team 470M (48:10)
– Syd Fischer, Team Ragamuffin launch (52:40)
– Darren “Twirler” Jones, Estate Master Motor Sport (54:30)
Year in review (55:47)
– Highlights package (56:58)
Wrap and my adventures (1:00:47)
– Rob Douglass & Mike Fletcher, Tasar 2015 (1:01:03)
– Thanks (1:04:40)
– Boxing Day (Rolex Sydney Hobart) preview and gossip (1:05:19)
– Merry Christmas (1:06:08)
See you from 0800 AEST (1500 CST) Boxing Day for my Rolex Sydney Hobart broadcast live from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #35 on 21 December 2014 by Sunset Radio on Mixcloud – 14 live listeners
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #34 – SOLAS Big Boat Challenge and Land Rover EXSS
Sailing News in Sixty Seconds-ish (02:48)
ISAF Sail Melbourne
– Lisa Darmanin (06:12)
– Australian results (12:14)
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge (13:12)
– Commentary, start and first mark rounding (14:32)
– Anthony Bell, Perpetual Loyal owner (19:35)
– SOLAS (23:30)
– Tom Slingsby, Perpetual Loyal helm, BMW Oracle (24:30)
– Ken Read, North Sails president, Comanche skipper (27:20)
Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series (35:06)
– Commentary from the GAC Pindar capsize (37:02)
– Nathan Wilmot Q&A, GAC Pindar skipper (41:09)
– Land Rover “Above and Beyond” award including commentary of race 25 finish (41:55)
– Morgan Larson, Alinghi skipper (44:08)
– Stu Pollard, Alinghi tactician (48:12)
Sailor Girl’s adventures (53:19)
– SOLAS Big Boat reflections (55:30)
– M32 audio (57:54)
– Extreme Sailing Series rib ride (1:00:00)
16-17 Dec 1730 AEST MC38 Maserati Twilight Regatta
21 Dec 1800 AEST regular show
26 Dec 0800 AEST Rolex Sydney Harbour
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #33 – Storms!
What a week!
The line up:
Sailing news in sixty seconds-ish (2:46).
Sail Sydney: Josh McKnight (Moth, 9:43), Tom Spithill (Moth, 12:45), Olivia Price & Eliza Solly (FX, 15:24)
Tom Burton (Laser, 23:20)
James Wierzbowski (Extreme 40’s, 32:08)
Charlie Wyatt (Envy Scooters, Melges 32 43:50)
Ragamuffin 100 launch: speeches (55:50), Liesl Tesch & Vanessa Dudley (1:02:20), Syd Fischer (1:06:08)
Matt Allen (SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, 1:11:20)
Sailor Girl’s adventures: interview on WA radio station (1:17:05), Hannah White (1:21:05).
This week is set to be epic with a live broadcast for the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge from 0930 AEST on 9 December 2014, live coverage from the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney, and continued preparations for the Sailor Girl’s own World Champs in early January!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #32 – The Wild West
This week the Sailor Girl did her show live from the Geographe Bay Yacht Club, Western Australia.
The line up:
Sailing News is Sixty Seconds-ish (2:58).
Andrea Francolini, renowned marine photographer (11:22).
Andrew York, VX One and T-Shirt Etiquette (22:45).
John Bacon, owner of Dark Star MC38 (34:50).
Klaus Lorenz, member of Envy Scooters M32 (45:08).
Sailor Girl’s own adventures including an appearance on WA’s “Let’s Go Sailing” and prep for the 120 strong fleet at the Tasar Worlds in 2015 (56:28)
Next week… so much action! The Ragamuffin 100 launch, Extreme Sailing Series previews, and the lead up to the Rolex Sydney Hobart continues!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #32 on 30 November 2014 by Sunset Radio on Mixcloud – 45 live, 78 ND Mixcloud listeners
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #31 – Pathways and passion!
The Sailor Girl broadcast live for her 31st regular show from where she grew up on the South Coast of NSW, Australia.
The line up:
Sailing News in Sixty Seconds-ish (1:40)
David Chapman, tactician of Ginger MC38 and Voodoo Chile F40 (8:02)
Grantly Pellew, General Manager of Harken Australia (17:18)
Milly Bennett, skipper of MAKS Racing (22:08)
Mark “Squark” Bradford, Black Jack Yachting (29:58)
Matt Parrott, boat captain, Envy Scooters Melges 32 (41:42)
Mark Rowed, owner of Innovation Composites on Ragamuffin 100 (53:42)
The Sailor Girl was at home, so her adventures (1:02:58) including a lot of sailing on three different boats, including the Tasar, a Cat and the Laser on Saturday, then offshore on the Tasar on Sunday. Sunset HQ is being renovated, and she is on a big fitness kick leading into her World Champs in January!
Thanks to all for listening, more from our awesome sport next week!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #31 on 23 November 2014 by Sunset Radio on Mixcloud – 63 live listeners
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #30 – Quite a milestone!
This week Adventures of a Sailor Girl celebrated reaching 30 regular shows! Quite a milestone!
The show run down:
Sailing News in Sixty Seconds-ish (1:55).
Silas Nolan, Team Shockwave, Concubine Yachting, Ichi Ban (8:20).
Rob Brown, “Brownie”, AC & all-round sailing legend, Envy Scooters (18:30).
Luke “Parko” Parkinson, Bowman for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (31:30).
The show as always wraps up with clips from the Sailor Girl’s own adventures including some 18 foot skiff action, hanging out in Darren “Twirler” Jones’ pit, Rob Douglass (her skipper) getting told off by Mike “Fletch” Fletcher (her coach), and a highlights reel over the past 30 weeks, including many greats (55:22).
Thank you so much to all who have joined in the adventures so far, there is plenty more to come including the Extreme Sailing Series Downunder, the Big Boat Race and Rolex Sydney Hobart! If you have stories, pictures or something to share, be sure to get in touch with the Sailor Girl via www.nicdouglass.org or Adventures of a Sailor Girl on Facebook!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #30 on 16 November 2014 by Sunset Radio on Mixcloud – 46 live listeners
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #29 – South Australia
Adventures of a Sailor Girl broadcasts live from the Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia.
Show run down:
Sailing News in Sixty Seconds (2:06)
Nina Curtis, silver medalist London 2012 (11:30))
Mary-Anne Sharwood, Cape Town (21:42)
Billy Sykes, Ichi Ban (33:35)
Mark Marky Edmonds, Shogun V (37:41)
Andrew Saies, Tattersall’s Cup 2009 (44:44)
Slipknot Sydney 38 (55:00)
Geoff Boettcher, Secret Men’s Business (1:00:32)
Wrap up (1:13:23)
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #29 on 9 November 2014 by Sunset Radio on Mixcloud – 62 live listeners
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #28 – Cockatoo Island & Storms
Adventures of a Sailor Girl broadcasts live from Cockatoo Island in Sydney, at the Carbonicboats base.
Dario Valenza, owner of Carbonicboats (5:30)
Storm stories from Bryson Carew, Tait Fortier, Geoff Kitchen, Peter Bevis, Liv Christina Goyne, Martin Sinclair (thanks guys for sending in your stories!) (24:20)
Martin Sinclair, Brisbane Etchells (36:30)
Sailor Girl’s adventures (46:28)
Thanks to all for joining the adventure with their stories and support!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #28 on 2 November 2014 by Sunset Radio on Mixcloud – 54 live listeners
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #27 – What a week!
Wow what a week and what a show!
Sailing News in Sixty Seconds-ish (1:34)
Katie Spithill, Korea Match Cup (9:20)
Paul Beckett, Blokart NZ Nationals (18:45)
Darren “Twirler” Jones, Estate Master & Farr 40 Worlds (28:18)
Gavin Brady, Team Beau Geste (38:54)
Barrington Irving, Flying Classroom for National Geographic (52:05)
Mike “Fletch” Fletcher (1:03:12)
Thanks to all for joining the adventure!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #27 on 26 October 2014 by Sunset Radio on Mixcloud – 27 live listeners
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #26 – YA Awards 2014 & ASBA QLD State Champs
A great show on location from the Southport Yacht Club on the Gold Coast, Queenlsand, Australia following my adventures in the Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) QLD State Champs!
A major focus for the show was a complete wrap of the Yachting Australia (YA) Awards on 17 October (07:27). I was on the ground to catch up with a number of guests including members of the Australian Sailing Team (AST):
(8:25) Donna White (AST physio)
(18:45) Liesl Tesch (Gold medallist in the Skud, London 2012)
(26:27) Nina Curtis and Lisa Damanin (both part of the AST, Nacra 17)
(31:25) Vanessa Dudley (Acceptance speech, Female Sailor of the Year 2014)
(39:57) Mat Belcher & Will Ryan (Male Sailor of the Year)
I caught up with Dave Ellis, winning skipper of the ASBA QLD State Champs for the second year running (49:30), and also played some on water snips from the weekend!
A big thanks to the Kaito M32 team for having me on board, YA for having me at the awards and Southport Yacht Club for hosting my show this week!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #26 on 19 October 2014 by Sunset Radio on Mixcloud – 42 live listeners
Adventures of Sailor Girl #25 – Milestones
Milestones! 25th regular show, and 2000 likes on Facebook!
“Sailing new in sixty seconds-ish” (1:58), Jordan Girdis, 11th in Kite Foiling World Cup (7:25), Ben Lamb, Alpari FX tactician and Shogun V TP52 (19:05), Stacey Jackson, bow on Team SCA, all female VOR team (30:08), Carl Ryves, 1968 Olympian in the FD (43:50), Sir James Hardy, Tokyo and Mexico Olympics and three AC challenges (56:00), FD reunion banter (1:01:12), Doug Harris, FD legend (1:03:40), Darren Spence, 2000th Facebook like (1:09:02), Highlights for the past 25 weeks (1:13:40).
Thank you so much to all the adventurers who have joined me so far, on social media, or on the show! There is so much more coming and I can’t wait to share it with you 🙂
Sailor Girl x
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #25 on 12 October 2014 by Sunset Radio on Mixcloud – 104 live listeners
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Adventures of a Sailor Girl #24 – Bit on dot com
A massive show kicking off with “Sailing News in Sixty Seconds-ish” (1:20). Plenty of action now the season is underway Downunder, and there is still plenty of action in the northern hemisphere! First up we headed to the CYCA for some Blue Water Pointscore Series pre-race interviews on Friday night (9:20) with Billy Sykes (Trimmer, Ichi Ban) and Roger Hickman (Owner, Wild Rose). Nina Curtis, silver medallist in London and member of the Australian Sailing Team was next (20:15). Currently ranked 2nd for the Nacra 17 with her skipper Darren Bundock. Mark Rowed of Innovation Composites took some time to chat about the Ragamuffin 100 build and trip to Sydney (37:15). While Nic was at the MC38’s she took the chance to catch up with dual gold medallist Malcolm Page (45:35). Murray Gordon, winning tactician on Dark Star also joined the show (58:25). Nic was also on the ground at the Australian University Games (1:06:10) and on the water at the Jervis Bay Regatta (1:13:00).
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #23 – ISAF World Champs
A jam packed show of adventures, including interviews with three Australian Sailing Team athletes following their return home! “Sailing news in 60 seconds-ish” kicks off the show (1:40). Jason Waterhouse, of WD Sailing catches up with Nic Douglass on his and crew, Lisa Darminin’s bronze medal at the ISAF World Champs and qualifying for the Australian Sailing Team (7:30). Tom Burton chats about his silver medal at the ISAF World Champs, winning the test event at the Olympic venue, and finishing the season on top of the ISAF World Rankings (20:15). Mat Belcher, ISAF World Sailor of the Year chats with Nic about winning back to back World Championships and Euros, winning the test event at the Olympic venue, and finishing the season on top of the ISAF World Rankings with his crew Will Ryan and coach Victor Kovalenko (39:30). Adventures from the Sailor Girl’s own life close the show, including kitesurfing, the Jervis Bay Regatta, and the AFL Grand Final (1:01:45).
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #22 – Bart’s Bash
Today was the inaugural Bart’s Bash. A bittersweet day, but an amazing way to commemorate an amazing friend, father and sailor. “Sailing news in 60 seconds-ish” (1:54), is followed by an interview with Mark Langford who has just won the Rolex Big Boat Series in San Fran on the Farr 40, Plenty (5:15) and a chat with Katie Spithill (12:05) on her return to sailing! The Sailor Girl was at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia before the kick off of the Blue Water Point Score Series (24:45). Catch ups with Billy Sykes (25:15), Silas Nolan (28:20), Nathan Wilmot (31:45), Matt “Brother” Craig (34:44), Andrew Cribb (35:25) and Darren “Twirler” Jones (38:15). ISAF World’s are winding down; audio with Tom Burton and Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (47:20). The Sailor Girl’s own adventures; including Bart’s Bash, an interview with TANSW’s Ben Walker (55:10) and coaching with Rob Douglass and Shane Guanaria on Saturday (1:03:53).
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #21
Another show full of adventures including interviews with David Witt of Sydney City Marine to hear about Team Ragamuffin’s program ahead for the new 100, the 90 and the TP52, Ross Vickers chats about Shogun Yachting’s refurb and program, Luke “Parko” Parkinson chats about his experience with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, and the Sailor Girl covers the Bethwaite Memorial Regatta, and Icebreaker Regatta from Balmoral with interviews with Chris Eddes, and her skipper, Rob Douglass.
An amazing show catching up with Tait Fortier from the Sailor Girl’s home club, Jervis Bay Sailing Club on his adventures, including dolphins, Blake Middleton from Minnesota on the coming of winter, David Chapman the tactician of the winning Farr 30 World Champ team and Mike Holt, the new 5o5 World Champ skipper! The Sailor Girl’s adventures include getting her voice back, the snow, the Swans and sailing with her Dad on Father’s Day…
Includes interviews with: John & Ingrid (Spider 22, smallest in the fleet), Silas Nolan (Wild Oats XI bow, Shockwave), Adrian Finglas (RQYS Youth Program), Matt Owen (Local Hero, boat of the regatta, CEO Canberra Yacht Club), Denis Thompson (Race Director), Swan Dive Adventure, Gavin Brady (Beau Geste Racing tactician), Leslie Green & David Chapman (Ginger, winning MC38), Andrea Francolini (official photographer), Glenn Bourke (CEO Hamilton Island), Matt Chew (skipper of Alive Yachting and Gen XY).
Highlights sound reel: Bob Oatley, Fireworks, briefing, starting sequence, pool party, start on board Alive Yachting, wind on the flag poles, Denis Thompson, helicopter on board Beau Geste, Gavin Brady, marks deflating, Local Hero team, tavern audio.
Two sleeps until the 25th Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week! “Sailing news in sixty seconds”, a recap of the AST’s results at the Rio test event two years before the Olympics including a replay of an interview with Tom Burton. An interview with Nicole Kidman, TASA President regarding the potential closing of Somerton YC in SA. Interview with Jim Hayes, Commodore of the Whitsunday Yacht Club. A recap of the host’s own adventures, in no wind, and following a major hack of the Sunset Radio website…! You know you have made it when your site gets held for ransom :p
Another week, and another collection of adventures! Guests include Mike “Fletch” Fletcher (legend), Josh McKnight (3rd Moth Worlds and GC32 speed record holder), Steve McConaghy (tactician on Celestial, Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast IRC winner), Brett Avery and Rob Date (Scarlett Runner, winner of Pacific Cup), and Paul Blundell (Buoyed Up). Awesome action! Enjoy 🙂
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #16 – Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Highlights
A recap of the outdoor broadcast for the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast outdoor broadcast, and start coverage. Show is also opened with regular segment “Sailing News in Sixty Seconds”, and closed with the hosts own adventures!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #15 – Sunsets
Another week, and another jam packed show with Adventures of a Sailor Girl herself, Nic Douglass. Nic covered the main story in sailing this week, that Team Australia has withdrawn from the America’s Cup. The reason why is a mystery that will no doubt develop more over the coming weeks, and Nic will keep you posted. We heard a replay with Stacey Jackson, of Team SCA, as the Canary Islands race, the first official Volvo Ocean Race warmup, is now underway. Nic also caught up with her roving reporter, Nina Curtis, Olympic silver medallist on that has been happening for her, both the ups and downs! Finally the Sailor Girl covered some of her own adventures, including the snow, and a pretty amazing photo shoot with Ana Andres-Arroyo Photography on Rose Bay beach, at Nic’s favourite time of day, sunset!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #14 – Feeling Alive!
This week the Sailor Girl played a combination of news, and highlights. Nic revealed she will be heading to Airlie Beach Race Week, and also broadcasting from the CYCA for the Sydney to Gold Coast Race in her opening news segment. Jason Waterhouse was first up from the America’s Cup base in San Fran last September for the Youth AC, then Jason’s previous teammate, Tom Burton on his Laser sailing. Silas Nolan, was the next highlight, recapping the win of Shockwave, a Reichel Pugh 72 in the Newport to Bermuda Race a few weeks ago. Matt Chew called in live, to recap the Melbourne to Vanuatu race he did on the Reichel Pugh 66, Alive. The interview also covered Matt’s record-breaking win in the Etchells midwinters. It wouldn’t be a best of show without replaying the Sailor Girl’s interview with Iain Murray – a great opportunity to hear about what is ahead for Team Australia. Last but not least, Nic wrapped up her week of adventures… on and off the water!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #13 – Wearing pink…
So many adventures, and the weekend is just not enough time to squeeze them all in! Great to catch up with Australia’s newest World Champs, Jesse Dobie and Adrian Fawcett, who took out the F16 Worlds in Newport last week. We managed to wake Jason Waterhouse up on the morning of his next regatta. He will be on the water with Lisa Darmanin on the Nacra this week, after wrapping up his first A Class regatta. Nic wore pink for the show to support for Stace Jackson, who is part of the bow team for Team SCA, the all-female Volvo Ocean Race team. It is less than 100 days until the race kicks off! The Sailor Girl played a clip from Match Cup Sweden 2009, five years to the day from when she took out the event with Katie Spithill on the helm, and Stacey Jackson on the bow, as well as Sam Boyd, Olivia Price and Jess Eastwell. Nic also played a few clips and filled us in on her weekend on the water!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #12
An action packed show with news from the 8 Metre Euros, the Noosa Buoyed Up program, the Extreme 40’s, the Etchells Worlds, and Silas Nolan of Team Shockwave following their win in the Newport to Bermuda Race. The host adds her own adventures to the mix, as well as opening the show with a 60-second wrap of the weekly headlines.
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #11
Amazing to catch up with Brett (BA) Avery of Scarlett Runner on their round the world adventure with racing in between! The ultimate wish list! Also great to touch base with Tom ‘on fire’ Burton on his Laser campaign, and Nina Curtis on her Nacra campaign with Darren Bundock as they continue on the Road to Rio with the Australian Sailing Team. Also a few snippets from the life of a sailor girl, coaching and racing! The tunes all have an 80’s feel thanks to a request from Darren Bundock, via Nina for Girls Just Wanna Have Fun :p
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #10
An amazing show focussing on the talent that we have here in Australia. Darren ‘Twirler’ Jones, a show regular called in from the farm, ahead of going to the Farr 40 Worlds. Josh Chant, the founder of 33 South Racing had a chat with me about the scholarship program and where the program is headed (included an Extreme 40). Iain Murray, took some time out of his busy schedule to chat about the new North Sails radial Etchells mainsail and the America’s Cup. I covered my day on the Harbour sailing in the CYCA winter series.
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #9
Awesome guests: Duncan MacGregor, a Paralympic aspirant who also does able bodied sailing; Lisa Darmanin, a member of the Australian Sailing Team, WD Sailing and Objective Champions; Ollie Hartas – who manages to flip the interview on host Nic Douglass, who also gives a wrap of her sailing over the weekend.
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #8
What a massive show! Amazing to catch up with Howie Hamlin on his 5o5 North Americans win, and all that is ahead for him. Also touched base with Jason Waterhouse straight from Austria at the GC32’s – too awesome! Last but definitely not least, Stacey Jackson called in from the Canary Islands to touch base about all that is happening for Team SCA leading up to the Volvo Ocean Race. I also had a very serious story about M&M’s to share from my adventures!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #7
Great to catch up with Finn Mrugalla all the way from Kiel, Germany on all that is happening on the German sailing scene, and the upcoming events for the European skiff circuit. We also joined the host on her adventure on the Thompson 8, Zippier, as well as her interviews with strangers on their thoughts about sailing! Fun in the Autumn sun!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #6
Great to catch up with Andrea Francolini on all of his adventures on and off the water, including rebuilding schools in Pakistan. We also touched based with Ashley Stoddart live from the European Training Centre, following her fantastic results in Europe, and Matt Owen, the CEO of the Canberra Yacht Club on everything that is happening in the nation’s capital, including some great work with under-privileged kids via the Buoyed Up program!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #5
Everyone is living the dream! A flashback to catch up with Simon Marks on his kite surfing adventure he is planning, an interview with Francois Herbert on Whistler Sailing Club’s “Ski to Sail” event (awesome!), and we get to hear from Alex South how the Extreme 40’s are going on her return from China! Amazing! My adventures continue also, recap my day coaching the UNSW Team Racing Squad, and also my week on Live Below the Line!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #4
A massive show with a bit of a Northern Beaches focus, following my own adventures in Canberra for a uni fleet racing regatta, as well as Pittwater for the Peter Loft Marathon and interviews with Pittwater locals; Nina Curtis, Olympic silver medalist (and our European roving reporter), and Jim Colley and Shaun Connor on their fundraising sail from RPAYC to Sydney!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #3
A flash back on major events over the past year, following the sailor girl inheriting a model boat that her Grandpa made. Includes interviews with Mat Belcher, gold medalist in London in the 470, Tom Slingsby, our first gold medalist in London, and winner of the America’s Cup with Oracle Team USA last year, and Jason Waterhouse, the skipper of Objective Australia while the sailor girl was in San Francisco last year.
Also a catch up with Tait Fortier, the South Coast roving reporter from the ANZAC Regatta, and a recap of the results from the Hyeres World Cup.
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #2
A wrap of all of the Easter sailing adventures! Heather MacFarlane and Chris Payne on their Thailand adventure on the Fireball, Josh McKnight on his Moth NSW State Champs win, Darren “Twirler” Jones on his second at the IRC Nationals, Chris Eddes on his fifth at the NS14 NSW State Champs, and my win at the NSW Tasar Champs! We also were introduced to our kite surfing adventurer, Simon “Marksman” Marks who will be kite surfing the entire west coast of Australia, unassisted, just as a warm up for his next adventure!
Adventures of a Sailor Girl #1
The first Adventures of a Sailor Girl show! Guests include Nina Curtis, Olympic Silver medalist and an update on the Nacra 17, Shane Guanaria of Victoire, winner of the 2013 Sydney to Hobart and 2014 Lord Howe Island Race, Tait Fortier a youth sailor from Jervis Bay and Ajay Rau, a force to be reckoned with in Australian University Sailing!