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PGA East: MAIDEN - 6/24
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When: Monday, June 24th
Where: Cinepolis Chelsea
260 West 23rd Street
New York, New York  10011
United States

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Sony Pictures Classics Presents
A New Black Films Production



Monday, June 24th, 7:30pm
Cinepolis Chelsea
260 West 23rd Street
(Between 7th & 8th Ave.)
New York, NY 10011

Produced by Victoria Gregory and Alex Holmes
Directed by Alex Holmes
Screenplay by Alex Holmes

In 1989, the very idea of a competitive all-female sailboat crew was nearly inconceivable to the manly world of open-ocean yacht racing. They'd never make it to the start of the Whitbread Round the World Race, much less survive to the finish. They'd never find funding. They didn't have the strength or skill. They'd die at sea. Did that many professional female sailors even exist?

Tracy Edwards proved them wrong. 26-year-old skipper Edwards, her second-hand racing yacht Maiden, and her seasoned crew not only became the first-ever all-woman challenge to the Whitbread, they proved able competitors in the famously grueling race, besting male crews in their class. By the time they returned to their starting point at Southampton, England after 32,000 miles of global racing, they had shocked, inspired, and transfixed the sailing world and the British nation. Tracy Edwards was awarded the 1990 Yachtsman of the Year Award, the first woman ever to receive the accolade, and was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire.

Release Date: June 28, 2019
Rating: PG
Running Time: 97 minutes