An offshore navigator Adrienne Cahalan with Irish roots is aiming to represent Australia in the new double-handed offshore class for the 2024 Olympic Games, teaming up with Nick Moloney to make a comeback to short-handed offshore sailing.
Cahalan, who is one of Australia's most celebrated yachtswomen, has served many roles for Irish sailing including weather expert at the 2000 Sydney Games where she is based.
Teaming up with her long time friend and sailing colleague their track record together includes the Volvo Ocean Race, the Vendee Globe and the Jules Verne trophy, winning numerous titles and breaking many sailing world records. Whilst Cahalan has previously competed on the Olympic circuit until now Nick’s focus has been on short-handed ocean and round the world racing.
Cahalan was part of the Cheyenne crew which broke the Round the World World Speed Record in 2004, she has circumnavigated the globe on several projects, and has had four World Yachtswoman of the Year nominations. Her record-breaking participation in the Sydney to Hobart adds to her legacy. Cahalan has navigated Wild Oats XI to five-line honours victories, including two trebles – line honours, overall and race record. She has six Hobart line honours and two overall Hobart wins to her name.