Olivia is the 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 has remained the youngest woman competing in the tour since she began.
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 Champion 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 hit their stride this year, finishing on the podium at three ISAF World Cup events, including a breakthrough win in Weymouth just prior to the Olympics. She completed her HSC in 2011 via distance education, juggling study and sailing.
Olivia is currently 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 and their website is www.oliviapricematchracing.com
Olivia is now the youngest Olympic female sailing medallist after winning the silver medal at the London 2012 games.
2012 – Silver Medal, London Olympic Games
2012 – 1st ISAF World Cup Sail For Gold Regatta, Weymouth, GBR
2012 – 2nd ISAF World Cup Miami OCR – Miami, USA
2012 – 3rd ISAF World Cup Princess Sofia Regatta – Palma, SPA
2011 – 3rd ISAF World Cup Kiel Week, Kiel, GER
Mentor: John Bertrand AO