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Meet Tracy Edwards


Published 00:00 on 21 May 2019

On Sunday 2nd June you are invited to a Q & A with international yachtswoman Tracy Edwards and some of the crew from Maiden.

Maiden gained acclaim as the first yacht to be sailed around the world by an all-female crew when they raced in the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race. Tracy, then a 23 year old sea cook, with no boat, no crew and no sponsorship raised over £1 million, rebuilt a yacht and recruited 11 crew members who went on to compete in a nine month, 32,000 mile voyage around the world. They won two legs of the Whitbread and come second overall in class - and changed the playing field for women in sailing.

Maiden and her new all female crew, are on a new mission to empower women and girls, and raise money and awareness for girls' education.

If you'd like to attend the Sunday 2nd June evening, please make a $10 online donation to support the Educate a Girl programme.

Donate to the Maiden Factor Foundation

Meet Tracy Edwards
Sunday 2nd June 2019
Wakatere Boating Club

No booking needed.

Members of other Auckland sailing clubs, Devonport locals, family & friends are welcome.

More about the Educate a Girl programme

Last updated 03:00 on 3 June 2019

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