Showing of Maiden

Showing of Maiden

Maiden Showing at National Yacht Club
All part of the Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm Regatta

Save the Date

  • National Yacht Club

  • Friday 16th August 2019

  • Food served from 18:30

  • Film commencing at 19:30

  • Plus, fireside talk with Maiden Crew, Angela Heath

Booking details will be published soon - watch this space.

Maiden is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Tracy’s dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she re-mortgaged her home and bought a second-hand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. With the support of her remarkable crew she went on to shock the sport and prove that women are the equal of men.

We are proud to say that one of Tracy's crew was Dun Laoghaire sailor Angela Heath and she will be with us on the evening to give her own insight into the adventure and the impact that has had on her life today.

Maiden was released earlier this year and will be available on dvd on 30th September, but we have managed to get approval to present a showing of the documentary movie at the Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm Regatta on Friday 16th August at the National Yacht Club.


  • “An all-women crew’s entry in a fabled around-the-world yacht race gets a lively retelling in this exciting, inspiring documentary” - Variety
  • “Both timely and intensely relevant” - IndieWire 
  • “Bravery, Empowerment, & Incredible Pacing Make This Sailing Doc A Must-See” - The Playlist

The showing of Maiden is all part of the Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm weekend of racing and cruising, offering inspiration, entertainment and competition to all levels and types of sailor.

  • Dinghies and keelboats
  • Women Crew can have male crew (max 50%)
  • Racing Saturday and Sunday
  • Cruising Saturday

Join us

If you would like to find out more about the Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm event email Gail directly on