WATCH: This Australian only realises she has become the first woman to skipper a winning round-the-world yacht team after ringing a friend
Wendy Tuck has become the first female skipper to win the Clipper Round the World race after 11 long months of racing a fleet of 11 yachts according to the Guardian.
After completing 40 000 nautical miles across six oceans, Wendy arrived at Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock this pat Saturday without even realising what she had just achieved.
In the video above, Wendy says “That’s incredible, I didn’t even realise the second part until I rang a journalist friend at home to be interviewed by her and she said that [Wendy was the first female skipper to win a race around the world], and I go ‘Are you sure, Amanda?’ and she’s like ‘that’s my job, I’m pretty sure’. And that’s just extraordinary. I think this is a great day for sailing all round. A great day for women.”
The 53-year-old woman was welcomed by thousands when she arrived back at the docks after nearly a year of sailing. She beat out British skipper Nikki Henderson, 25, who is the youngest skipper at the race according to the BBC.
More than 700 sailors representing 41 nations participated in the 2017/18 event according to ABC Australia.
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