Maiden

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Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy's inspirational 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 remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Although blessed with tremendous self-belief Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men.

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At all events, it pays due homage to Edwards as a courageous pioneer.

Mar 6, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An incredible story, and Holmes keeps a sharp eye on its cultural commentary to make it a part of a contemporary conversation.

Feb 5, 2019 | Full Review…

A rousing, real-life, feminist adventure tale.

Jan 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Holmes' documentary has more than enough human interest to grip viewers with no prior interest in sailing.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…
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While Maiden is satisfying on its own, it's tailor-made for a remake that can dive deeper into a story that has so much life left in it.

Sep 19, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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At first I thought Alex Holmes' documentary might as well be on telly, but the wonderful last hour is brilliantly effective and unexpectedly moving.

Mar 12, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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