The incredible, against-all-odds story of sailor Tracy Edwards, who skippered the first all-female international crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.
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.
Production Company: New Black Films Limited
Director: Alex Holmes
Executive Producer: James Erskine, Oli Harbottle, Anna Godas
Producer: Victoria Gregory, Alex Holmes
Screenplay: Alex Holmes
Cinematographer: Chris Openshaw
Editor: Katie Bryer
Music: Rob Manning, Samuel Sim
Principal Cast: Tracy Edwards
Filmmaker: Alex Holmes
Sundance International Film Festival 2019