Tracy Edwards: 'Maiden was either met with antipathy or aggression'

    Story highlights

    • 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.