Maiden Documentary Screening and Q&A
Community Centre – Olympic Village, Multipurpose Room 4
1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0C2, Canada
Join the Vancouver Chapter of Room to Read for the screening of Maiden, named best documentary 2019 by the National Board of Review. Theresa Riedl, of Vancouver will join us after the screening to share her stories of crewing on the Maiden from Hawaii to Vancouver- Summer 2019.
Maiden is the story of the first ever all-female crew to enter the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Sailing Race. Skipper Tracey Edwards and her team faced obstacles on all fronts: her male counterparts thought females were not worthy competitors, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. Tracey and her incredible crew went on to prove that women were equal, shocking the sporting world and all those who deemed them unworthy of the high seas.
Maiden was refitted and set sail again in 2018 on a commemorative world tour to raise awareness and funds for girls’ education, and just like the famous race crew it has a team of all female sailors.
Proceeds to benefit Room to Read's Girls' Education Program