From 2006 to 2009 I sailed across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans solo in a 26ft boat. This adventure was the subject of a feature length film called Between Home, made by German/Australian filmmaker Jack Rath. Since then, I have done various other voyages & adventures at sea and in tech & business.
- TV interview, channel 7, Australia (TV)
- Fab Says interview (Podcast)
- The Sailing Podcast interview (Podcast)
- Press, magazine & newspaper
After completing my Europe to Australia voyage aboard ‘Constellation’ a 1973 Contessa 26, I sailed with a friend aboard his Westsail 32 from Palau to Darwin in 2010. In 2014 I sailed doublehanded with the same friend aboard my second ship, ‘Harmony’, an 1984 Aries 32, from San Francisco to Sydney, via the Marquesas (French Polynesia), Suwarrow (Cook Islands) & American Samoa. Stories from these voyages are littered throughout this blog which has been updated since 2006.
In 2014 I founded and produced Australia’s largest conference on digital privacy, called The Privacy Workshop, which garnered support from organisations including Google, Facebook, GetUp, SpiderOak and others.
In 2015 I worked on a handful of drone (UAV) related projects, including a large-scale project for Holden & the Vice Creators project where I led the drone team (making of documentary here). I also shot & edited a Weet-bix ad for Youtube.
I enjoy entrepreneurship, and am the co-founder of Serversaurus and Electron Workshop. These two businesses are where I spend the majority of my time. These businesses are certified B Corps, also donating 1% of their turnover to environmental charity.
I studied Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, graduating in 2005, majoring in photography. My interest lies in large format photography, installation & video art.
In 2014 I spoke on my sailing and other projects at DO Lectures Australia:
If you’d like to email me, I am nickjaffe at gmail dot com.