Maiden (12A)

Documentaries at Storyhouse Running from
Next event: Thursday 7 March at 6pm
  • £9.50 / £8.50 for screenings before 5pm
    Aged Under 26: £7 / £6
    Tuesday & Thursday Silver Screenings Over 60s: £6 before 5pm
  • Cinema

Part of: Storyhouse Women

Director: Alex Holmes

Maiden is the inspirational 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 Race in 1989. Tracy’s 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, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she re-mortgaged her home and bought a second-hand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. With the support of her remarkable crew she went on to shock the sport and prove that women are the equal of men.

There will be a live streamed Q&A with Tracy Edwards following the film.

There will be 15-20 minutes of trailers and adverts before the screening (not included in duration).

Certificate:

12A

Duration

Approx 97 mins

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