HUNTER-born, Australian boating safety app Deckee has appointed Nic Douglass, aka 'Adventures of a Sailor Girl', as an official brand ambassador.
A Deckee spokesperson said Douglass was "synonymous with sailing culture", having begun sailing as a child and notched up a dynamic career spanning racing and communications.
"She fully embodies the Deckee brand and mission to keep boaters safe and informed on the water," the spokesperson said.
Douglass joins Deckee's founding ambassador, Jessica Watson OAM, in an ongoing effort to promote Deckee's safe boating message.
To mark the occasion, Deckee launched a new story feature within the app; Douglass now has her own marker on the Deckee map to share her sailing stories.
Douglass started racing at eight and competed for over 25 with her father, skipper, mentor, and life-long coach, Rob Douglass.
The pair have won three world championships (2005, 2009, 2019), eight National Championships and six State Championships together. Nic has been successful on a global scale in Women's Match Racing, sailed on a foiling IMOCA 60, Wild Oats XI, Comanche, Interlodge and Ichi Ban to name just a few well-known racing yachts, has won the Australian Sailing Sport Promotion Award for three successive years (2016, 2017, 2018) and was Canberra Yachtswoman of the Year in 2011 and 2012.
Nic Douglass is known by most as the "Sailor Girl", a presenter of sailing events in Australia and around the world and commentator for the ABC for the Invictus Games and the Rolex Sydney Hobart.
Deckee has doubled their monthly active users in the last 12 months.
The growth comes following the establishment of major partnerships with maritime authorities in three states (NSW, Tasmania and Western Australia), offering comprehensive official boating safety data, adding to their crowdsourced content both nationwide and internationally including weather, aids to navigation, boat ramps, anchorages and many other features and points of interest.