SheSails International Conference 2023

The 2023 SheSails Leadership Conference was an event to remember with participants dialling in from sailing clubs around the Nation, New Zealand and even across the globe, with participants also joining from Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. 

The event, which coincides with World Sailing’s ‘Steering the Course’ Southern Hemisphere Festival, starred an impressive line-up of speakers who shared their insights on how they have steered their course and broken-down barriers. 

Australian Sailing would like to thank everyone who tuned in to the event and would like to extend a special thanks to Wendy Hall for facilitating the event and to all of the following speakers that participated and shared their inspirational stories: 

  • Carolijn Brouwer: World Champion, Volvo Ocean Race Winner & Australian Sailing Team Coach 

  • Kelly Hartzell & Tanya Peart: Kelly (Mechatronics Engineer) & Tanya (Fluid Dynamics Engineer) for Emirates Team NZ 

  • Michelle de Blaquiere: Head of Sailing - Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron 

  • Nic Douglass: Sailor Girl Journalist, Media Professional & TV Commentator for Sail GP 

  • Olivia Price: Olympic Medallist & Co-Skipper of Team Australia Challenge 

We were very fortunate to have so many inspirational women in one place, discussing their careers in the sport we all love the most.  

If you have been inspired by our speakers please click here to see all the other ways you can get involved at your club, from being a race official to a committee member.

If you were unable to tune in to the event, please find the webinar recording below to watch at your own leisure and to share with others. 


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