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Tracy Edwards led the first all-female round-the-world crew in the 1989-90 Whitbread Race aboard MAIDEN. Following that race, Tracy was the first woman to receive the Yachtsman of the Year Trophy and was awarded an MBE honor. In 2014, after more than three decades since her Whitbread success, Tracy bought MAIDEN back. A few years later, MAIDEN was sailing again and a major documentary about their 1989-90 Whitbread Race was released. The Maiden Factor foundation focuses on education for girls around the world. You can find and support them at the maindenfactor.org
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