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  • Adrienne has combined a career in international pro yacht racing with her work as a lawyer and marine consultant at AGAR CAHALAN MARITIME. Adrienne sailed her first Sydney Hobart Race in 1984, started sailing as a pro sailor in 1988 on 18 foot skiffs, was admitted to practice law in 1991and raced her first Whitbread as navigator 1993-1994. Adrienne is best known for her extensive and successful career in yacht racing as a navigator from 1988 to date including 18 foot skiffs, 27 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races (6 line honors, 2 times overall winner and 2018 most recent 3rd overall), 3 circumnavigations, Whitbread and Volvo round the world races, 5 multihull world speed sailing records including the 24 hour record and breaking the Round the World Record with Steve Fossett on the catamaran Cheyenne in 2004 (58 days). She was nominated for Female world sailor of the year 4 times in 1998,2002,2003 & 2004.
    Over the years Adrienne has practiced law in the area of commercial law specialising in maritime law and marine insurance engaged by clients (from government, shipping companies and insurers and high net worth individuals to small business and other organisations) to advise and act for them in litigation, incident response, commercial transactions and compliance. Adrienne completed post graduate studies in Applied Meteorology at the University of Reading UK in 2003 and also works as a weather, climate and navigation consultant for marine, litigation and corporate advisory matters. Adrienne was on Council, a member of the International Regulations Committee and Oceanic and Offshore Committee at World Sailing from 2008-2016 and on the Board of Australian Sailing from 2004-2010.

  • This episode of Women In Sailing I talk to Liz Wardley about her life journey so far. Her first experiences with Sailing in Papua New Guinea, leaving School at the age of 16 to pursue her sailing career. We touch on her work life in Australian & New Zealand before she heads off overseas and found herself embarking on her first Volvo Ocean Race. She has now competed in two Volvo Ocean Races and has, and will, continue to sail in some wonderful places around the world professionally. More recently Liz joined Maiden on her round the world tour and ending up in the Caribbean. The Maiden Factor is all about Eduction. “Empower A Girl, Change the World”. More information can be found on their website. www.themaidenfactor.org Leaving the Caribbean earlier this year, as the boarders closed due to the Covid19 pandemic, Liz made her way home to Australia. She returned to Queensland to enjoy well earned RR and is spending her time Kite surfing, training and stay in touch with contacts from around the world. Setting her eyes on a forth round the world race in the recently renamed race “the Ocean Race”. www.theoceanrace.com I like to welcome Liz Wardley

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  • Our next Guest in the Women in Sailing Podcast series has skippered 3 of her 13 Sydney to Hobart Races, she has skippered 2 round the world Clipper Races winning a division and then overall Line honors. Participated in 10 Sydney to Gold Coast races and much more.

    I talk to Wendy Tuck about her recent time as skippering on Maiden from Sri Lanka to LA via Sydney.

    She also shares with us her experience and achievements, as skipper, on the Clippers around the world race. And we touch on her Sydney to Hobart races and the Jane Tate Trophy.

    Wendy Started sailing with her ex husband in her 20’s, they bought a boat and lived in Spain for a number of years, after taking a break and returning to Sydney she discovered sailing again, and so began the next leg of her sailing career.

    She got her first commercial ticket in 2002 and is a RYA Yacht master instructor and examiner. Holding a Master 5, Med 3 ticket.  She is studying MED 2 with a goal of studying Master 4, to enable her to driving bigger boats hopefully on the harbour.

    I’d like to welcome Wendy Tuck

  • In this Women In Sailing Podcast I have the pleasure of talking to Karyn Gojnich the Club Captain from the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.
    Karyn has sailed all her life and started out at the Lane Cove 12 ft Sailing Skiff Club. She has sailed Sabots, flying 11st, Cherubs, 18ft skiffs, keelboats and windsurfers to name a few.
    She has represented Australia at 3 Olympic games, competed in multiple world, European and National Championships.
    And it doesn’t stop there.
    In addition to the comprehensive Sailing Program at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Karyn and the team are continually investing in growing female participation in Sailing. Through programs such as the Ladies of the Sea Wednesday Coaching Sessions, Tuesday Twilights Women's Helm Racing and the LOTS Coaching Regatta. 
    Karyn is still an active sailor, boat owner, giving coach, and passionate advocate for the sport of sailing.
    We chat with Karyn about her sailing life, the games, sailing experiences and influences over the years.

  • I'm very excited to talk with our first Women in Sailing podcast guest  Lisa Darmanin

    Lisa will compete with teammate Jason Waterhouse on the foiling Nacra17’s at the Tokyo Olympics.

    After sailing together for a number of years the team of Lisa and Jason got their first taste of gold at the ISAF Youth Worlds in Braiel 2009.

    Then in 2016 they made their Olympic debut in RIO and proudly bring home the silver.

    Lisa was also named the Australian Female sailor for both 2015 and 2016.

    And these are just a few of her achievements during sailing career.

    The Covid19 virus has changed everything for everyone including our Olympians, and they now have  12 months to go until the Tokyo games.

    I talk with Lisa about various aspects of her sailing career, past experience, challenges and the lead up

    Tokyo Olympics next year.