Block Island Times

Documentary captures remarkable voyage

In 1989, the very idea of a competitive all-female sailboat crew was nearly inconceivable to the manly world of open-ocean yacht racing. They’d never make it to the start of the Whitbread Round the World Race, much less survive to the finish. They’d never find funding. They didn’t have the strength or skill. They’d die at sea. Did that many professional female sailors even exist?
Tracy Edwards proved them wrong.
See the documentary “Maiden” at The Empire Theatre on Friday, Aug. 16 at 7 and 9 p.m. and at the Ocean West

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