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Maiden

Directed by Alex Holmes

UK | Documentary | 93

17 Jun
Mon, Jun 17 at 7:00 pm
Delancey Street

Guests Expected

Director Alex Holmes and subject Tracy Edwards are expected to attend.

Description

Maiden is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Tracy’s dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she re-mortgaged her home and bought a second-hand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. With the support of her remarkable crew she went on to shock the sport and prove that women are the equal of men.

Film Details

Language English

Year 2018

Runtime 93

Country UK

Director Alex Holmes

Producer Victoria Gregory, Alex Holmes

Editor Katie Bryer

Cinematographer Chris Openshaw

Music Rob Manning, Samuel Sim

Print Source Sony Pictures Classics