Nick's childhood was spent on the south coast beaches of Victoria, Australia. It was here that he developed his bond and natural affiliation with the sea. Never in his wildest dreams did he imagine that he would carve out a career in elite level sport and adventure. A career that would see him reside in most corners of the globe and compete in the highest level of International sporting arenas.
INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER AND CORPORATE COACH
Early in his career it was identified that Nick is a natural story teller with a unique and rare ability to easily incorporate key themes and messages within his tales. This has become one of his strongest ROI opportunities for his supporters and has a high market value. Nick is a very active international speaker, and ‘C’level executive and corporate team performance coach. This next phase of Nick’s career is the pursuit of Olympic glory, which has the potential of being his most valuable, engaging and emotional story yet.
WORLD RESIDENT AND ADVENTURER
Nick is a resident of Sri Lanka but his training bases are located in both the Isle of Wight (UK) and France as these two locations possess the highest level of competition in the Olympic criteria. During the course of campaigning towards Paris 2024 there will be windows of downtime strategically designed to regather composure. During these periods Nick will escape to remote locations such as Antarctica and Greenland offering unique opportunities to create amazing content for his corporate alliances.
In 2017-18 Nick was appointed the official Volvo Ocean Race Ambassador. This honour was in recognition of Nick’s past involvement with the iconic race and his ability to represent the event values to media and stakeholders
Nick has devoted around 10 years of his 30 year sailing career to the short handed sailing discipline and the Olympic host nation, France. In 2002 he won the largest contested solo race in the world and placed 3rd in its equivalent double handed TransAtlantic yacht race.
Nick is first person to compete in the three greatest around the world sailing challenges; The Whitbread Round the World Race (now known as The Ocean Race), The Jules Verne Record and the only Australian to have competed in the Vendee Globe
Nick has teamed up with Adrienne Cahalan for the Paris 2024 Olympic quest. Collectively they have sailed in 8 Around the World Races, won numerous state, national and world titles, they have broken an array of world records and have a collective CV that may be difficult to match.