A highly recommended film to watch, although if you are a male yachting journalist of a certain era then you may prefer to stay at home!
If you are in London, we saw it at the Curzon in Brunswick Square which was very civilised and the nearby Lamb pub in Lambs Conduit Street serves up a good pint.
Here’s what the press release says:
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.
The film is now playing in select theatres throughout the UK.
And we are not on commission, just thought you might enjoy a good night out!
Here's the trailor if I can get the link to work: