In 1989, the very idea of a competitive all-female sailboat crew was nearly inconceivable to the manly world of open-ocean yacht racing. 26-year-old Tracy Edwards proved them wrong with her second-hand racing yacht Maiden, and her seasoned crew. The story of Maiden’s upstart, defiant run at the Whitbread Round the World Race has all the elements of an epic adventure tale—50-foot waves, life and death drama, near-mutiny, thrilling victory—grounded in a perceptive group portrait of a team of courageous young women led by the remarkable, complicated Tracy Edwards.
Sponsored by the Onigaming Yacht Club
The festival thanks its generous sponsors. Major sponsorship provided by the Department of Humanities, the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.
Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
All events are free and open to the public. They will be held in Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on the Michigan Tech campus. Please see the Festival Admission page for information about how to get in.
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Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.