12A

Maiden

INFO

Starring
Tracy Edwards

Director: Alex Holmes

Running Time: 98 minutes

Certificate: 12A - infrequent strong language, references to sexism

Country: UK

Format: 2D


"Shot in simple close-up, Edwards and her crewmates reflect with eloquent pride upon an unprecedented feat whose magnitude is reinforced by the spectacular home-movie footage that has been edited with precision and potency by Katie Bryer"
★★★★
- David Parkinson, Empire

"Knowing the outcome of the race does nothing to diminish the closing, punch-the-air scenes. In common with its subject matter, this is a real crowd-pleaser with a strong finish."
★★★★
- Tara Bray, Irish Times

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.

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