Maiden, Ice Maiden
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Exhibited at the European Parliament, May 2011
Available as a signed limited edition,
2 remaining prints signed by the captain and artist as a numbered edition price £147.00 each including postage.
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Sailing into history
Maiden was the first all-female crew to circumnavigate the globe.
“Maiden” was sailed into history captained by Tracy Edwards with her team ashore and afloat, as the first all girl crew to complete a circumnavigation.
A bonus, they won their class on two of the toughest legs; in the Southern Ocean.
Determined not to let the opportunity pass, Tracy Edwards found a second hand boat, raising the money, even selling her home, rebuilt the yacht, found a sponsor (Royal Jordanian Airlines) for her boat and sailing her challenge, thanks in part to the Duchess of York, then raced with an admirable panache in the Whitbread Round the World Race.
A Marine painting’s story:
The yacht “Maiden” as captained by Tracy Edwards is shown here the day she first entered iceberg waters in deep in the Southern Ocean.
In discussion with me Tracy felt for them the defining moment was as shown in this painting about which when she saw it completed at the Royal Southampton Yacht Club Tracy Edwards first word was “Wow”!
The yacht’s log book and crew interviews helped inspire this painting.
The renowned marine photographer Rick Tomlinson generously provided photo references and of course I took a long searching look at the boat.
This painting had the honour of being exhibited in the European Parliament, Brussels (May 2011).
The race still exists today billed as The Volvo Ocean Race, the world’s premier offshore race.
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