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? 26-year old skipper Tracy Edwards proved the world wrong. This new documentary 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 pioneering in the sport of long-distance racing and inspiring women in all fields to prove themselves the equal of men.
1h 37m / PG / Documentary