- Edwards begins a new chapter with 'The Maiden Factor' -- which will see Maiden taken on a global world tour to raise money for girls' access to education
- She skippered the first all-female crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Race
(CNN)In 1989, Tracy Edwards would have recoiled at the thought of being a feminist.
"It was such a dreadful word then," explains the sailor, who that year made history and defied critics by leading the first all-female crew to sail around the world.
Had Edwards not been expelled from school -- for smoking and drinking during a school trip -- she may have never discovered her love of sailing and become the trailblazer she is today.