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From the archive
This film was last shown on 14 March 2019
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.
- Alex Holmes
- 1 hour 33 minutes
- Tracy Edwards