Lindsay Wright has been Secretary of the Race Organising Committee since 2006. He is also a former race entrant but had to abandon the race after suffering serious damage to his small yacht from hitting a whale. He has raced yachts out of Wellington, sailed round Cape Horn and worked as a professional racing skipper in the Caribbean. He has worked on oilrig supply vessels, as skipper of research ships, on seismic survey vessels, Greenpeace vessels and as a yacht and fishing boat delivery skipper. He is the author of Blue Water (HarperCollins 2010), Red Sails, No Sunset (Cape Catley 1989) and numerous articles for Boating NZ, Trade a Boat, NZ Listener, North & South and overseas magazines. He and his partner Kay live aboard their yacht Southern Cross.