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Wendy Kinney-Kendall wrote Wind Driven, the bestselling biography of her sister, Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze Medallist windsurfer Barbara Kendall. A competitive windsurfer herself, like Barbara, she began racing small yachts at a young age. The two sisters dominated the girls’ competitions, becoming the Auckland and national female champions for several years in a row before progressing into windsurfing and competing internationally. In 1987 she ran away with the circus as a dancer and elephant rider, touring Indonesia with Chipperfield’s Circus. A qualified photolithographer, she now lives on Waiheke Island with her family, running her business Waiheke Herbs, teaching dance and writing for fun.


Wind Driven Wendy Kinney-Kendall

Inspiring story of how a New Zealand woman, four-time Olympic windsurfing champion got to the top — and stayed there.

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