Trailblazing round-the-world skipper Tracy Edwards hopes to be reunited with a young girl she met in Auckland three decades ago. First, though, she needs to discover who she is.
Edwards was photographed with the mystery girl days after the all-women’s crew on Maiden sailed into Auckland, to a tumultuous reception in the 1989-90 Whitbread Race.
Now the famous boat, sailed by the first all-female round-the-world crew, is back in Auckland – stopping over during another circumnavigation of the globe. English sailor Edwards – who, at just 22, pulled together the first all-women’s team – will fly into Auckland at the end of the month to send the boat off on its next leg, a 3,820 nautical mile voyage to Hawaii. Read on.