Maiden – Meet the Crew + Free Tours
Saturday, May 28, 2022 | 10 am
Due to forecasted storms, Maiden will not be open to visitors on Friday, May 27. If you registered to visit on May 27, and would like to visit on May 28, please sign up again. Thank you!
The iconic yacht Maiden and her all female crew, who are sailing the world raising awareness for girls’ education and empowerment, will be docking at the Nauticus pier on Memorial Day Weekend.
Visit the Nauticus pier on May 28 from 10am – 5pm to meet the inspiring crew and tour the iconic vessel. Visiting the vessel is free, registration will be required to board. Please note mask’s will be required by all visitors aboard the vessel.
Maiden is a 58 foot (18 m) aluminum ocean racing yacht built in 1979, designed by Bruce Farr and raced by Pierre Fehlmann, Bertie Reed and Tracy Edwards and John Bankart. Edwards bought the yacht in 1987 to compete in the 1989–90 Whitbread Round the World Race with an all-female crew. The yacht achieved good results and broke records, leading to Edwards becoming the first female winner of the Yachtsman of the Year Trophy, changing the perception of women in ocean racing.
Edwards and crew were also featured in the acclaimed documentary titled, Maiden, named Best Documentary by the National Board of Review and “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, the film has been called “Gripping! Stunning! A crowd-pleaser, likely to leave audiences cheering!” by The Hollywood Reporter and “Timely and intensely relevant” by Indiewire.