Date of birth: 6 December 1979
In: Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
Legs sailed in this edition: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
In-Port Races: Alicante, Lisbon, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Auckland, Itajaí, Newport, Cardiff, Gothenburg, The Hague
Something about her that you don't know: If she could go anywhere in the world for 48 hours, Liz says she would choose the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on her outrigger canoe.
Who she is: Wardley made her name in the Hobie Cat 16 class, where she won numerous titles, and went on to became a skipper in the Sydney to Hobart Race at the age of just 19 years. Now, she is the acknowledged expert on the Volvo Ocean 65, having spent thousands of hours racing the boat and working on the fleet’s subsequent refit at the Boatyard. With two Volvo Ocean Races under her belt, having sailed onboard Amer Sports Too in 2001-02 and Team SCA in 2014-15, she joins Turn the Tide on Plastic looking to make a bigger splash than ever.
Previous Volvo Ocean Race:
2014-15 Team SCA
2001-02 Amer Sports Too