2019 • 93 minutes
5 reviews
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About this movie

Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became 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 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.

Ratings and reviews

5 reviews
Marie OSullivan
10 October 2019
I followed this amazing story as a teenager and it's so fantastic to see that it's been made into a film. This is a story about women sailing around the world in one of the toughest races on earth. These women were told they would never be able to do it and they proved the world wrong! A truly inspiring film that everyone should watch.
Patricia N
15 April 2020
The most uplifting movie ever. I have watched it 3 times and cry every single time out of second hand pride for their journey and accomplishments. You don't need to be interested in sailing to go on this adventure.
Andrew Wood
19 November 2019
This is the best documentary film I have seen for some time, for people who love adventure and love a challenge and have a Dream. Brilliant, strong admiration for Tracy and the crew of Maiden.