RELEASE: Thu 9 Jul

Maiden

Alex Holmes
  • Not harmful / All ages
  • Coarse Language
Thu 9 Jul
RELEASE

The breathtaking and heartwarming story of Tracy Edwards, a "pint-sized high school drop-out" of 24 years old who takes up the challenge to take part in the toughest and most dangerous sailing race around the world with a all-female crew.

It's the 80s, and "girls aren't for sailing, they're for screwing when you get into port." Doubting herself, and under huge pressure, Tracy decides to take up a challenge. Formerly working as a cook in charter boats, she works unimaginably hard to become the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989.

Tracy's inspirational 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 remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Although blessed with tremendous self-belief Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men. 

Direction
Alex Holmes
Cast
Tracy Edwards
Duration
97 min
RELEASE
Thu 9 Jul
Year
2019
Country
United Kingdom
Language
English, French; Dutch subtitles
  • Not harmful / All ages
  • Coarse Language