MAIDEN

MON. OCT 21, 2019  at GALAXY .    4, 6:30 & 9 pm

Maiden is the 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 in 1989, a grueling yachting competition that covers 33,000 miles and lasts nine months.. 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.  Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat.  With the support of her remarkable crew she went on to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men.
"A surprisingly moving and thrilling adventure, this little-known story makes for an epic documentary"

Director: Alex Holmes
Documentary
UK, 97 min