This Day, That Year – July 28

This Day, That Year – July 28

This day in history we feature Wendy Tuck. She was the first female skipper to win the Clipper Round the World Yacht race with her team on this day in 2018.

Trivia – Wendy Tuck

Tuck was born in Australia in 1965. She is a yachtswoman and previous chief instructor and principal at the Clipper Race training base in Sydney. Having begun sailing at the age of 24, she has competed in 13 Sydney Hobart Yacht races and was the first woman skipper to finish in 2017, earning the Jane Tate Memorial Trophy. She won her division in 2015 as Skipper of the Clipper Boat Danang Vietnam.

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Tuck first took part as a Skipper in the Clipper Round the World race in 2015–16, becoming the first Australian woman to do so. In 2017-2018 she became the only Australian to repeat the challenge skippering the 70-foot yacht, Sanya Serenity Coast, over 40,000 nautical miles and six oceans. The yachts are named after the tall ship clippers that raced tea to England. Tuck’s crew was not constant and changed regularly throughout the race. She crossed the finish line becoming the first female skipper to win the Clipper Round the World race. She was a guest skipper on Maiden’s global voyage in 2018 in support of The Maiden Factor Foundation. Captaining the boat from Sri Lanka to Los Angeles, stopping at Fremantle, Sydney, Auckland, Honolulu, Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Source – Wikipedia

This day in history – Wendy Tuck


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