Olivia Price is a sailor and Olympian who was awarded a Scholarship within the 2013 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program, she was paired with John Bertrand OAM as her Mentor.
Olivia was born in Drummoyne, New South Wales, in 1992 and began sailing with Middle Harbour Yacht Club in Sydney as a child.
Olivia was the long-standing skipper of Australia’s Women’s Match Racing crew and was the youngest Australian sailor at London 2012, turning 20 during the Games. She started sailing on the ISAF World Cup Women’s Match Racing Tour at 16 in 2008 and remained the youngest woman on the tour for many years.
Olivia first represented Australia at Kiel ISAF World Cup in 2009. By 2010, she had sailed to the ISAF Women’s World Ranking’s #1 rank as bowman, also winning the gold medal at the 2010 ISAF World Cup in Weymouth. In what was an extremely successful year, Price claimed the 2010 Australian Women’s Match Racing Champion as skipper and the 2010 Australian National Open Match Racing Championship as crew.
Olivia began her campaign to London 2012 as a crew, but in 2011 she turned her focus to skippering, teaming up with Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty. The young crew finished on the podium at three ISAF World Cup events in 2012, including a breakthrough win in Weymouth just prior to the Olympics. She completed her HSC in 2011 via distance education, juggling study and sailing, and became the youngest female sailor to win an Olympic medal with silver in London.
Olivia was ranked 5th in ISAF World Women’s Match Racing and placed second in the 2012 ISAF World Cup Women’s Match Racing Series along with her crew Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty campaigning as the ONLYRacing Team Australia ( http://www.oliviapricematchracing.com.)
Honours & Achievements
- 2011: 3rd ISAF World Cup Kiel Week, Kiel, GER.
- 2012: 3rd ISAF World Cup Princess Sofia Regatta – Palma, SPA.
- 2012: 2nd ISAF World Cup Miami OCR – Miami, USA.
- 2012: 1st ISAF World Cup Sail for Gold Regatta, Weymouth, GBR.
- 2012: Silver Medal, London Olympic Games.
- 2013: Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder.