The inspiring story of how a 24-year-old school dropout changed the face of sport for women and girls all over the world. Tracy Edwards faced almost insurmountable odds to get Maiden and the first all-female crew to the start line of the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race and battled many critics that said women would not survive in the toughest race in the world. But survive they did, beating the men at their own game, winning two legs of the race and coming second overall. Maiden is a story of triumph over adversity and a celebration of the human spirit.
Telling the story of what Tracy Edwards did next! She created the first ever all-female Maxi Multihull project with the first ever British entry into the Jules Verne Record; the non-stop around the world record. Once again the fight to get to the start line took grit and determination but once they were underway, they broke seven world records (some of which still remain). Sadly, in heavy weather and ferocious seas in the Southern Ocean, they lost their mast as they attempted to fight their way to Cape Horn and had to abandon the record. Brutally honest but with the humor that characterizes Edwards' writing, this is a rip roaring read.
Alex Holmes, director | Sony Pictures Classics, 2019 | Watch