In Episode 19 Philip Ingram MBE gets to chat with Tracy Edwards MBE. In 1989 she skippered the first all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, becoming the first woman to receive the Yachtsman of the Year Trophy and was awarded an MBE honour. She has written two books about her experiences.
Tracy founded The Maiden Factor . org (https://www.themaidenfactor.org) having recovered and restored her her beloved yacht Maiden with some help from HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan.
Maiden’s mission now is supporting and working with community programmes all over the world which empower and enable girls into education
Please listen to her amazing story, for my security listeners Tracy spent some time woking with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and Jim Gamble.
She is an inspiration to all, with some great insights to surviving lockdown.
Please support her fantastic charity by donating here: https://www.themaidenfactor.org/donate
And via the CrowFunding page here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/my-maiden-voyage#start
And Double Dare - she needs some brave men to join the crew at times! Listen and find out!