Mill Bistro Wednesday 8 February 23 at 7.30pm

Unfortunately due to insufficient numbers we did not show this film. 

A 2018 documentary about Tracy Edwards and her all female crew who entered the Whitbread Round the World yacht race in 1989. One of the reasons we are showing it is that the latest iteration of the event, now called the Ocean Race, has just started  and we are hoping to show a short youtube clip of the first leg of this years race.

Director: Alex Holmes   97 mins   cert PG   Documentary/Biography/Sport     UK
The Whitbread Round the World Race, is a gruelling yachting competition that covers 33,000 miles and lasts nine months.
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. 26-year-old skipper Edwards, her second-hand racing yacht Maiden, and her seasoned crew not only became the first-ever all-woman  challenge to the Whitbread, they proved able competitors in the famously gruelling race, besting male crews in their class “Enthralling viewing even for audiences with little to no knowledge of or interest in sailing, Maiden pays powerful   tribute to a true pioneer.”