What an amazing few days at Airlie Beach… so sorry I haven’t been keeping you up to date!
In between all of the sailing with Ichi Ban (zoom!), the travel to North Queensland (wow!), the amazing on location broadcasts (so lucky!), and the little hack of my website (yes thanks to the guys who are being so attentive with their time!), I have had a little bit on!
For those who are not up to speed, I was flown up to North Queensland, first to Hamilton Island (Hammo), to catch a ferry to Airlie Beach to catch the last few days of Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week. As well as broadcasting, I also managed to grab a ride on Ichi Ban, with Matt Allen and his team, which was an amazing opportunity.
We had a bit of breeze on, even meaning I was in full wet weather kit most of the time (in tropical North Queensland I know, I am soft!), and plenty of action both on and off the race course (including a lost boat which took us out of racing for one day, which is another story for another sailor to tell…).
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Feeling so lucky to be here in North Queensland, and excited to be heading over to Hamilton Island, for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week… tomorrow!
You should really check out the broadcasts below to see what went down while I was here in Airlie… from interviews, to on board commentary, to the atmosphere at the presentation. Oh, and tune in over the next week to catch all the action from Hammo on here, on Facebook and of course on the radio! So so excited!
Airlie Beach Race Week #1
The Sailor Girl made it to Airlie Beach for the 25th Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week, via Hamilton Island, even with a few bumps along the way on 12 August 2014! Be a part of the adventure for the next two weeks while Nic is in North Queensland for some amazing sailing and travel adventures!
Airlie Beach Race Week #2
The second broadcast from Airlie Beach Race Week including interviews with Denis Thompson, and Kevin Wilson and audio from the Sailor Girl’s own adventures on the Carkeek 60, Ichi Ban!
Airlie Beach Race Week #3
All the action from the second last day of the 25th Anniversary Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week including interviews with Ross Wilson (Race Officer), Meech, Mark “Squark” Bradford and Jim Hayes, the Commodore of the Whitsunday Sailing Club.
Airlie Beach Race Week presentation
The presentation of the Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week 2014. Includes the prize giving scattered with songs, interviews and plenty of atmosphere hosted by Nic Douglass, Adventures of a Sailor Girl.
Airlie Beach Race Week – Matt Allen
Nic Douglass, Adventures of a Sailor Girl caught up with Matt Allen, her skipper at the Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week on board Ichi Ban, the Chairman of SOLAS, and also, the President of Yachting Australia.
Airlie Beach Race Week – Adrienne Cahalan
Nic Douglass, Adventures of a Sailor Girl caught up with legendary navigator Adrienne Cahalan following the conclusion of the Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week.
Airlie Beach Race Week – Darren “Twirler” Jones
Adventures of a Sailor Girl caught up with Darren “Twirler” Jones, the tactician of Patrice who took a convincing win at the Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week for 2014.