QFT Player: Maiden

BBFC RatingQFT Player: Maiden

Showing: 06 November 2020 until 06 November 2021

DirectorAlex Holmes
Running Time1HR 34MINS
SeasonQFT Player

From filmmaker Alex Holmes, Maiden is 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. Available to rent on QFT Player.

A 24-year-old cook on charter boats, Tracy Edwards 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.