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 arena.
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 in Nick’s career in pursuit of Olympic glory has the potential of being his most valuable, engaging and emotional story yet.
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 Nick and Adrienne's campaign 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 Antartica 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 7 years of his 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 also the only Australian to have ever participated in the world’s most iconic solo around the world yacht race, The Vendee Globe. Nick and Adrienne have won TransAtlantic classics together and join forces with equal winning capability and passion for the quest.
Between Nick and Adrienne they have 8 around the World Races, they have 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 in the double handed Olympic sailing discipline.