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Carolijn Brouwer

Volvo Ocean Race, Carolijn Brouwer

29th Oct
6:30pm to 9:00pm
City Tattersalls Club - The Gadigal Room Level 2, 194 – 204 Pitt Street

Join us for an evening with keynote speaker Carolijn Brouwer, the first woman in history to win The Ocean Race - dubbed the 'toughest test of a team in sport' - when she competed in the 2017-18 edition of the event onboard Dongfeng Race Team.

“On land I think long and hard about things. On the water I decide very intuitively – Never a dull moment.”

Carolijn Brouwer has showcased an ability to perform at top-level in several disciplines of the sport of sailing. In a sport historically dominated by men, Carolijn has pushed the boundaries and been a true pioneer showcasing how women can race competitively, and win. Her outstanding track-record includes racing in three editions of The Ocean Race and competing in three Olympic Games. Carolijn was also awarded the World Sailor of the Year Award in 1998 and 20 years later in 2018, considered to be the most prestigious award in sailing.

Carolijn was born in Leiden, the Netherlands, but spent most of her childhood growing up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Carolijn speaks six languages and is mother to an 8-year old boy, Kyle Nico. She now lives on the Central Coast, Australia with her partner Darren Bundock who is a double Olympic medallist for Australia.

Tuesday 29 October 2019
Walk in from 6:30pm
7:00pm - 8:00pm
After the presentation, there will be drinks at the Lower Bar (at own expense).
Members: free, Non-members: $10 cash upon arrival

Please register for this event by sending an e-mail to

This presentation will be held at City Tattersalls Club. For over 120 years, City Tattersalls Club has been an integral part of the life of Sydney. Founded in 1895 by a group of 20 Bookmakers, City Tattersalls Club has grown to be amongst the largest and most prestigious Clubs in Australia.