Legendary sailor Wendy Tuck was honoured by the Club and its Members last night, Thursday 8 February, awarded a Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Honorary Membership along with the Commodore’s Medal for Outstanding Seamanship and a Cruising Yacht Club of Australia medallion.
These awards reflect Tuck’s amazing achievements in sailing including being the first female skipper to win an around-the-world yacht race, the first Australian to twice skipper yachts in the Clipper race, nomination for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year and being awarded 2018 Australian Female Sailor and Offshore Sailor of the Year.
Many Members attended the historic occasion with Tuck thanking them for their contribution throughout the years in supporting her and providing opportunities which have assisted in reaching the pinnacle of the sport.
The CYCA’s latest Honorary Member will shortly continue her adventures, involved with The Maiden Factor which will be making a stop at the CYCA in the coming months.
The Club and all Members would like to wish Wendy the best for all her upcoming endeavours and congratulate her again on her outstanding achievements.