Documentary Feature | 97 minutes

HIFF 2018


Directed by
Alex Holmes

Produced by
Victoria Gregory, Alex Holmes

Written by
Alex Holmes

2018 | English | UK

In 1989, 24-year-old Tracy Edwards made history when she enlisted her all-female sailing crew into the Whitbread Round the World Race, and blew away the sport’s male-only reputation in the process. Following the personal history that led her to first encounter the sport, up to the groundbreaking voyage that would come to define her, director Alex Holmes weaves together archival footage with contemporary interviews from both Edwards and her team as they recount their harrowing journey across the globe. Never less than captivating, MAIDEN is an inspiring ode to the strength and perseverance that led Edwards and her team to forever re-define their sport.

Winner: 2019 SummerDocs Audience Award