Sponsored by Volvo Cars NZ and supported by Yachting NZ
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.
Thursday 12th September
6pm to 8.30pm
Movie starts 6.30pm
Free drink available on arrival
Screened at Rialto Cinema Newmarket
Tickets are $20 per persons (plus booking fee)
Tickets available from Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/preview?eid=68753428355/
Q&A session with recent Maiden crew members. There will be a business card draw and a ticket draw.
This event is sponsored by Volvo Cars NZ and supported by Yachting NZ.
All funds from ticket sales go to NZ Sailing Trust Youth Development Programmes.