Director Alex Holmes & Tracy Edwards are interviewed for their incredible documentary about her fight to compete and complete the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.

DaniElle DeLaite asks the questions and Alex Holmes talks about meeting Tracy for the first time, and how the story of her life unfolded in his head. He firstly thought the film might be a dramatised version of the story until Edwards revealed the presence of two cameras on-board the yacht, and the idea of a documentary came up.

Tracy Edwards talks about the drive to take on the incredibly rigorous race with an all female crew. She talks about the aggression and anger which met her decision to do this, and how the constant barrage of doubt redoubled her determination to win the race.

Maiden is released in the US on the 28th of June, 2019

Here’s the interview,

Synopsis:

 

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

 

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