Cel­e­brat­ing Maiden’s place in his­tory

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The all-fe­male crew of the 1989-90 Whit­bread Round the World Race yacht Maiden have re­united for the first time in 28 years.

Led by Tracy Ed­wards, the sailors de­fied ex­pec­ta­tions in the 32,018-mile race, set­ting the best re­sult for a British boat since 1977.

Now a new doc­u­men­tary about their achieve­ment has been made by New Black Films, with the en­tire Maiden crew re­unit­ing for a pri­vate screen­ing preview at BAFTA in Lon­don. It will be re­leased later this year.

Mean­while, Maiden’s ex­ten­sive re­fit at Ham­ble Yacht Ser­vices is al­most com­plete. The 59ft Bruce Farr-de­signed yacht was shipped back to the UK af­ter she was dis­cov­ered rot­ting away in the Sey­chelles.

Once back in the wa­ter, Maiden’s new skip­per, Su­san Glenny, and crew will set sail for a three-year world tour in sup­port of pro­mot­ing girls’ ed­u­ca­tion.

A doc­u­men­tary chron­i­cling the achieve­ment’s of Maiden’s crew will be re­leased later this year

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