Wendy Tuck, from Sydney, Australia, has over 170,000 nautical miles in her log book, and became the first woman to win a round the world yacht race when she lifted the Clipper Race trophy in August 2018.

This will be the third edition of the Clipper Race that Wendy, affectionately known as Wendo, has been involved in. She took part in the 2015-16 edition as Skipper of Da Nang Viet Nam and then worked as Chief Instructor and Principal of the former Clipper Race training base in Sydney. She then returned as a Skipper of Sanya Serenity Coast in the2017-18 edition, winning the overall competition.

Since leaving that winning summer in 2018, Wendy sailed 17,000nm with an all female crew on board Maiden from Sri Lanka to Los Angeles, the ARC and Las Palmas to Cape Verde then St Lucia, which her team won. Most recently, Wendy competed in her 13th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, where her team finished third in its division.

Wendy Tuck will join the Zhuhai team in the Whitsundays ahead of Leg 5 which first sees the teams race from the Whitsundays to Sanya.