Legendary sailor Tracy Edwards and her historic yacht Maiden have arrived in Brooklyn

Maiden was greeted upon her arrival to New York Harbor with an armada including an FDNY fireboat.
Photo: Mary Frost, Brooklyn Eagle

Celebrated sailor Tracy Edwards and her racing yacht Maiden arrived in Brooklyn on Wednesday, greeted by an armada that included a FDNY fireboat pumping celebratory jets of water into the air as she passed the Statue of Liberty.

Edwards led the first all-female sailing team to compete in the grueling, 33,000-mile Whitbread Round the World Race (now known as The Ocean Race) in 1989/1990. Braving treacherous seas and overcoming rampant sexism, Tracy and her teammates came in second, smashing the gender barrier for competitive sailing along the way.

“We defied the skeptics and not only ‘survived’ but won two legs and came in second overall,” Edwards told the Brooklyn Eagle.

Mary Frost, Brooklyn Eagle

Read the full article about Maiden’s arrival in Brooklyn and photos of the team at the Brooklyn Eagle