MAIDEN docked at Marina Del Rey on their trip around the World.
Nearly 30 years ago, Tracy Edwards sailed into the record books on Maiden with the first all-female crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Sailing Race. Maiden and her glass-shattering crew paved the way for women, and now the iconic yacht is on a new mission to raise awareness and funds for girls’ education around the globe.
Maiden will depart Los Angeles on 17 September 2019 for the 4,806mile voyage to Valparaiso, with an estimated28 days at sea.
LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn’s Field Supervisor Jennifer Lamarque presented the LA County Scroll to this incredible all-female crew upon their arrival.
Maiden’s story has also been captured in the documentary film, Maiden. The film tells the incredible, against-all-odds story of school drop-out Tracy Edwards MBE, who skippered the first all-female international crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.The film is directed by Alex Holmes and produced by Victoria Gregory & Alex Holmes.
Tracy Edwards MBE:
Tracy made history in 1989/90 as Skipper of the first all-female team to compete in the Whitbread Round The World Race. Her accomplishment was recognized by the Queen when she was awarded the MBE. She also became the first woman to be awarded the Yachtsman of the Year Trophy. www.themaidenfactor.org
The Maiden Factor Foundation: The Foundation’s mission is to raise funding for the empowerment and education of girls. The charities supported by the Foundation develop community-led, girl-centered sustainable programs, which provide opportunities for girls to reach their potential. Through funding these charities, the Foundation aims to make a significant difference to girls around the world, advocate for equal human rights, and enable girls to access the basic human right to an education.
Hashtag: #MaidenFilmTracy Edwards: @TracyEdwardsMBE