Photographer: Nicole Douglass - Yacht Racing Image

Nicole Douglass






Nic Douglass, otherwise known as the “Sailor Girl”, is an Australian communications professional and sailor who calls Sydney home. She has a Bachelor of Communications, and two post-graduate degrees in psychology and marketing communications.
Nic combines her career of over ten years in corporate communications and broadcast with her passion for sailing under the banner of her brand and business “Adventures of a Sailor Girl”, contributing to sailing media as a photographer, presenter, commentator, MC, writer, videographer and broadcaster. Nic has averaged being on-site for 40 plus events globally in 2015 & 2016.
On top of her professional achievements, Nic has been sailing for most of her life. Some of her first memories are of sailing on a Laser with her Dad, Rob Douglass, when she was small enough to tack through the vang. At age 11, her Dad brought home a Tasar, which they have raced together ever since, winning two Worlds together.
In late 2008, Nic was named in the Australian Women’s Match Racing Team in a squad with 12 other girls training for the London Olympics. In 2009, Nic won Kieler Woche and Match Cup Sweden with helm Katie Spithill.
This year she has sailed on a foiling IMOCA 60, Wild Oats XI and Comanche.
This is one Sailor Girl who will never be found far from the water, whether sailing herself or working to help the sport grow to benefit all involved with the industry.