This documentary chronicles sailor Tracy Edwards' mission to participate in the Whitbread Round the World ocean yacht race with an all-female crew. Through archival footage and present-day interviews, Edwards and the rest of her 12-woman crew recount their past and the hardships they faced making history aboard their ship called Maiden. Directed by Alex Holmes.~Kaitlin Elise Miller
"Women Making Waves"
Q&A with Dir. Alex Holmes & Skipper Tracy Edwards
Samuel SimComposer (Music Score)
James ErskineExecutive Producer
Oli HarbottleCo-Executive Producer
Documentary, Special Interests,Sports
Biography [nf],Motor Sports [nf],Social History [nf],Vehicles & Transportation [nf]
Nice story of gritty determination against almost overwhelming odds...especially since sexism was strong in those days. Especially liked the fact that participants are interviewed years later. It was great they got a rousing welcome. and apparently thesedays woman sailors are not unusual.
Two other points.
Don't expect super sharp blu ray quality. There was no such thing those days.
Second nit: ***SPOILER ALERT***
Although the ladies won leg 2 and 3 of the 5 legs they ddin't win the race. I didn't get how the winner was determined...not clear from the DVD