Celebrating Maiden’s place in history
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