Museum Hosts Tracy Edwards MBE for Virtual Lecture; "Maiden Full Circle"
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the upcoming lecture “Maiden Full Circle,” held virtually on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM.
Tracy Edwards MBE inspired a generation of women as the skipper of Maiden. She led the first all-female crew to compete in the notoriously difficult Whitbread Round the World Race in 1988/89.
Fast forward to 2014 when Tracy learned that Maiden had been abandoned and was rotting away in the Seychelles. She knew that she had to save this unique piece of maritime history and set about raising funds to buy her and bring her back to the UK. In April 2017 Maiden was shipped to Southampton and began an extensive restoration and refit and The Maiden Factor project was born.
Tracy Edwards MBE rose to prominence when she Skippered Maiden, the first all-female crew to sail around the world when Maiden raced in the 1989/90 WRTWR. Maiden came second overall and Tracy became the first woman in its history to be named Yachtsman of the Year. Tracy then created and skippered the first all-female crew to attempt the Jules Verne, Non-Stop Round the World Record. In 2000 she created and managed the world’s first mixed gender racing team and in 2005 the first round the world race to start and finish in the Middle East. Now runs The Maiden Factor.
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Tickets are $7 for the general public and free for Hudson River Maritime Museum members. To register, visit www.hrmm.org/lecture-series.
About the Follow the River Lecture Series
For more than a decade the Hudson River Maritime Museum's "Follow the River Lecture Series" has hosted historians, authors, and maritime experts for engaging illustrated talks on a variety of regional history and maritime subjects. In recent years, many of the lectures have also been recorded and are available on YouTube. For more information about upcoming lectures and to access recordings of past lectures, visit www.hrmm.org/lecture-series. The series is sponsored by Rondout Savings Bank.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries and related communities. In addition to extensive collections documenting maritime transportation, industry, recreation, and natural science, the museum offers classes and programs at its Wooden Boat School, Sailing and Rowing School, and aboard its floating classroom, Solaris. The museum is located along the historic Rondout waterfront in downtown Kingston. Visit www.hrmm.org for more information.
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