The Sailing Show

Wendy Tuck, First Female Winner of the Clipper Race

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Wendy Tuck

Britain’s Wendy Tuck made history by becoming the first female skipper to win the prestigious Clipper Race at her second attempt

The Sailing Show Presented by Abby Ehler is a co-production of The Magenta Project & WiSP Sports

Podcast length: 17′ 16″

On this episode, Abby Ehler talks to with someone who recently stepped into the history books becoming the first female skipper to win the grueling Clipper Race. Wendy Tuck skippered her team Sanya Serenity Coast, to a win in the 2017-18 Clipper Race; this was her second Clipper Race as skipper. In 2017 Wendy achieved her life-long goal of making the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia honors list after she competed in a tenth Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, actually winning her class for the second consecutive year. The RSHYR is a race very close to Wendy’s heart. The 52-year-old was awarded the Jane Tate Memorial Trophy, which goes to the first female Skipper across the finish line, after winning the Clipper Race class of the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, which doubled as Race 5 of the race’s All-Australian Leg. We hear about her experiences from the Clipper Race and her up-and-coming role with Maiden and the Maiden Factor Charity, founded by Tracy Edwards.

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