Episode 40: Sailing the world and smashing boundaries with Tracy Edwards
I was so excited to interview the very inspiring sailor Tracy Edwards MBE, who captained the first all-female yacht crew in the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989, coming second in their class. She’s now also a social activist, running The Maiden Factor Foundation to raise awareness and improve education for girls around the world.
We talk about:
- How Tracy has maintained momentum through her life after such a massive achievement when she were still relatively so young
- What’s it like being a midlife woman now after so much success in her youth
- What it was like sailing round the world
- How Tracy’s life has evolved
- What lessons she has to pass on about dealing with adversity and starting again
- The impact of misogyny when she sailed round the world and what it’s like now
- The importance of protecting the environment
- All about Tracy’s current mission with her boat, Maiden
- What Tracy has learnt from doing what she’s done and how she has changed since she sailed round the world
- Acceptance of natural hair color as we age
- Tracy’s advice for women in midlife and making the most of life in general
And lots more!
Find out more about Tracy:
Tracy’s website: tracyedwards.com
See the trailer of her movie: Maiden
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