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Australian Skipper Set to Take First Line Honours In Biggest Round the World Yacht Race

September 22, 2017 Sports No Comments Email Email

Wendy Tuck, 52, from Sydney, Australia, is expected to take the first line honours in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, when her team, Sanya Serenity Coast, arrives in Punta del Este, Uruguay, tomorrow, some 32 days since setting off from Liverpool, UK. 

Currently battling in the final stages of this 6.400 Nm test of endurance, which is the longest ever opening leg in the event’s eleven editions, Wendy and her crew are expected to arrive at the Yacht Club Punta del Este between 0000-0600 AEST onFriday 22 September (1400-1800 Thursday local time) depending on weather conditions.

Twelve teams compete in the Clipper Race, and with approx. 200 Nm to go to the finish, Sanya Serenity Coast is the favourite to take line honours, holding a current lead of more than 100nM on second-placed PSP Logistics, and almost 130nM on the third placed GREAT Britain.

This is the second, consecutive time competing in the Clipper Race for Wendy Tuck, a veteran of ten Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races.

The Atlantic Trade Winds Leg 1 from Liverpool to Punta del Este is the first of eight legs and 13 races that make up the 40,000-nautical mile global circuit of the Clipper Race.

More than 700 people from all walks of life and representing 41 different nationalities are taking part in the Clipper 2017-18 Race, including 47 Australians. They are racing on twelve identical stripped back 70-foot ocean racing yachts, each led by a professional Skipper.

This is the first time the Clipper Race, known as one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges, has visited Uruguay in its eleven-edition history. The South Atlantic Leg 2 to Cape Town, South Africa, will being on Wednesday 4 October. Following the stopover in South Africa, the fleet will race on to Australia, visiting Fremantle, Sydney, Hobart (as part of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race), and the Whitsundays.

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