Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Tracy's Crew Back Making Waves after 30 Years; Maiden's All-Female Record Breakers Reunited to Promote Education for Girls

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Tracy's Crew Back Making Waves after 30 Years; Maiden's All-Female Record Breakers Reunited to Promote Education for Girls

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Byline: Lizzie Edmonds

THE first all-female crew to sail around the world were today reunited in London for the first time in nearly 30 years to launch a campaign to promote access to education for girls. Led by Tracy Edwards on the Maiden, they won two of the six legs of the 1990 Whitbread Round the World Race and finished second overall in their class. Their achievement inspired more women to take up the sport.

This morning the 12 sailors met again at St Katharine Docks to mark the start of a full restoration of the Maiden. She will then embark on a three-year world tour raising awareness and funds for girls' education projects.

Supported by Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan, Maiden will be crewed by a team of eight and will set sail later this year from Southampton to Jordan on the first leg of the project. They will raise funds for The Maiden Factor Foundation and its supported projects including I Am Girl and The Girls' Network. …

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