DVD - 2019
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The true story of skipper Tracy Edwards and the first all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World race.
Publisher: New York, NY : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2019.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Branch Call Number: 797.124 MAI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Dec 16, 2020

Don't know why I can't recall this happening in '89-90, but it's all new to me!

Very compelling feature documentary.
Nothing too "artful" about the production itself--typical talking heads and vintage footage, but it doesn't matter. WOW what a story. Very moving.

There to tell it are most of the crew of this around-the-world racing sailboat. And with one exception, they all stuck with it--and made it happen. What are the odds of finding that many "just-right" crew members on the first pass? Incredible.

Sub-theme: the media and how the crew--especially skipper/navigator Tracy Edwards--handled it. Media first: just pathetic nonsense that media's STILL serving up, hokey-joke-y headline stuff; cliches even then, in the late 1980s.

Considering the stress, doubt, fear that Edwards felt she was totally professional. Stunning performance--just look at that vintage footage. And compare how she looked and what she said during those interviews with her comments today. Sensational PR work at the time.

You'll remember this one.

Dec 13, 2020

returned to JP 12/14/2020 - due 12/18

Nov 14, 2020

A decent documentary about a crew of women who, so they'd have us believe, sailed around the world in a British yacht race! Yah. It takes a certain suspension of disbelief to believe they really completed the race rather than faked it. I mean women in a professional yacht race, sheesh. But that said, it's a pleasant enough film to watch. 5 stars.

Nov 08, 2020

Maiden - Great movie..!! Fun, historical journey supporting women into an all-men sport of grueling, and dangerous sail boat racing. I liked this movie a lot.

Oct 21, 2020

Triumphant story of overcoming the odds and society's expectations. We were on the edge of our seats - highly recommend

Aug 09, 2020

Great story. Great story telling. Couldn't stop watching once I started.

Mar 13, 2020

This is a powerful and inspiring story about a powerful and inspiring crew and their brave skipper. No one on this boat was fearless... they proceeded more in the spirit of: "Feel the fear and do it anyway." It's a warts and all story about the emotional highs and the lows from the seed of the dream to its realization on the waves. It's astonishing how much great footage the director was able to bring together to really bring it all to vivid life for the viewer. To my mind it is critical viewing for girls and young women in particular, and for determined dreamers of any stripe.

ReadingAdviser_Lori Mar 02, 2020

An inspiring documentary about the first all-woman open sea sailing crew to compete in the Whitbread Round the World Race.

Jan 31, 2020

We started it and lasted 20 minuets then hit the reject button. Thought it was a dull documentary. We also were not enamored by people sailing large sale boats in bad weather. Also had the feeling it was going to be a chick flick and not one for us. When it really comes down to it we don't like the ocean it's windy and cold. We prefer the beauty of the desert. However it was a courageous victory for some ladies that worked hard to be winners.

Jan 25, 2020

4.5* loved this documentary! It's like sailing around the world in a race with the crew! Very powerful and invigorating story.

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Oct 31, 2019



A powerful all women boat racing team led by Tracy Edwards wins a major international- across the oceans- competition in 1990.



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