Nic Douglass, better known as the Sailor Girl, is a standout figure in the Australian commentary, presenting, and public relations landscape and is a true all-rounder in audio-visual work. Her impressive resume includes three Open World Championships in fleet sailing and two Olympic Grade Ones in match racing. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Nic is also deeply committed to promoting diversity in both sports and business.
Nic’s journey in the field of communications began during the latter part of her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication (Public Communication) at the University of Technology Sydney in 2006. This adventure started with a six-month internship at M&C Saatchi, which eventually led to a lasting freelance position within their in-house PR division, once known as Open Dialogue. Her work spanned notable brands like Optus “Zoo,” NRMA “HELP,” Qantas “Still Call Australia Home,” and the memorable “Where the Bloody Hell Are You” campaign for Tourism Australia. It was this project that sparked her interest in the world of social media and the power of public relations, prompting her to pursue a Graduate Diploma in Marketing at UTS in 2007. Since then, Nic has held communication roles in various industries, including construction, sports, leisure, and the public service. She’s also broadened her academic horizons with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology from CSU.
In 2023, Nic celebrates her eighteenth year in communications, and her eleventh year in the field of sailing communications, driven by her unwavering passion for the sport, despite an early exit from the 2012 Olympics Women’s Match Racing campaign.
In 2009, Nic achieved a remarkable feat by securing two coveted Grade One gold medals in the emerging Olympic class of Women’s Match Racing while representing the Australian Sailing Team. She’s not just a one-sport wonder; Nic is also a three-time World Champion in the versatile Tasar dinghy class and boasts over fifteen Australian National Championships in both fleet and match racing.