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!
See the trailer of her movie: Maiden.
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