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Tracy Edwards

Round the World Yachtswoman, Founder of The Maiden Factor, Child-Safety Advocate

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Tracy Edwards Biography

Tracy was expelled from school at the age of 15 and with no exams or qualifications she left to travel the world. She began working on charter yachts in Greece at the age of 17 and learned how to sail. Tracy took part in her first Whitbread Round the World Race as cook aboard ‘Atlantic Privateer’ in 1985/86 becoming the first woman to race around the world on a Maxi.

Upon completion she decided to enter the first all-female crew in the 1989/90 Whitbread and ‘Maiden’ crossed the start line on 2nd Sept 1989 and sailed into the history books. ‘Maiden’ went on to win two of the legs and came second in class overall. The best result for a British boat since 1977 and the best result for an all-female crew ever. Tracy was awarded the MBE and became the first woman in its 34 year history to be awarded the Yachtsman of the Year Trophy.

In 1998 Tracy put together the first all-female crew to race a Multihull, this time in an attempt to be the first all-female crew to sail around the world non-stop and win the Jules V erne Trophy for the fastest non-stop circumnavigation of the world by sail. Sponsored by Royal & SunAlliance, the women had broken five world records and were well on the way to beating the Jules Verne, when their 92ft catamaran was dismasted 2000 miles off the coast of Chile.

In 2002, Edwards created the first ever truly mixed gender team and broke four major world records in Maiden II.

In October 2003 she signed a sponsorship deal with the Gulf State of Qatar as part of a four year sailing program. The Oryx Quest 2005 was the first round the world race to start and finish in the Middle East. The worlds’ four largest and fastest multihulls raced against each other for the first time in sailing history. The event ended with non-payment by Qatar.

In 2007 and 2008 Tracy worked for CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) as Project Manager for their International Youth Advisory Conference. Working with the UN she assisted in the creation of the 2009 Resolution to the UNCRC. Upon completion of her contract Tracy enrolled at Roehampton University taking a 3 year degree in Psychology and graduating with an upper 2:1

In March 2013 Tracy founded Safer World Training Ltd which spent 2 years researching the impact of Online Reputation, Sexting and Cyber Bullying upon young people. This research is now being utilized in the development of an App.

Speaking Topics
  • Leadership and Teamwork Through Her Various Sailing Achievements

  • How to Bounce Back After Reaching Rock Bottom

  • The Maiden Factor and The Maiden Factor Foundation Charity

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    Booking fees for Tracy Edwards, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tracy Edwards, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tracy Edwards for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tracy Edwards for your next private or corporate function.
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Round the World Yachtswoman, Founder of The Maiden Factor, Child-Safety Advocate

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Tracy Edwards Biography

Tracy was expelled from school at the age of 15 and with no exams or qualifications she left to travel the world. She began working on charter yachts in Greece at the age of 17 and learned how to sail. Tracy took part in her first Whitbread Round the World Race as cook aboard ‘Atlantic Privateer’ in 1985/86 becoming the first woman to race around the world on a Maxi.

Upon completion she decided to enter the first all-female crew in the 1989/90 Whitbread and ‘Maiden’ crossed the start line on 2nd Sept 1989 and sailed into the history books. ‘Maiden’ went on to win two of the legs and came second in class overall. The best result for a British boat since 1977 and the best result for an all-female crew ever. Tracy was awarded the MBE and became the first woman in its 34 year history to be awarded the Yachtsman of the Year Trophy.

In 1998 Tracy put together the first all-female crew to race a Multihull, this time in an attempt to be the first all-female crew to sail around the world non-stop and win the Jules V erne Trophy for the fastest non-stop circumnavigation of the world by sail. Sponsored by Royal & SunAlliance, the women had broken five world records and were well on the way to beating the Jules Verne, when their 92ft catamaran was dismasted 2000 miles off the coast of Chile.

In 2002, Edwards created the first ever truly mixed gender team and broke four major world records in Maiden II.

In October 2003 she signed a sponsorship deal with the Gulf State of Qatar as part of a four year sailing program. The Oryx Quest 2005 was the first round the world race to start and finish in the Middle East. The worlds’ four largest and fastest multihulls raced against each other for the first time in sailing history. The event ended with non-payment by Qatar.

In 2007 and 2008 Tracy worked for CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) as Project Manager for their International Youth Advisory Conference. Working with the UN she assisted in the creation of the 2009 Resolution to the UNCRC. Upon completion of her contract Tracy enrolled at Roehampton University taking a 3 year degree in Psychology and graduating with an upper 2:1

In March 2013 Tracy founded Safer World Training Ltd which spent 2 years researching the impact of Online Reputation, Sexting and Cyber Bullying upon young people. This research is now being utilized in the development of an App.

Tracy Edwards Speaking Topics

  • Leadership and Teamwork Through Her Various Sailing Achievements

  • How to Bounce Back After Reaching Rock Bottom

  • The Maiden Factor and The Maiden Factor Foundation Charity

Tracy Edwards Videos

  • Inside Sailing - Tracy Edwards, Skipper of Maiden
    We had the pleasure of interviewing ocean racer Tracy Edwards in anticipation of a fantastic new sailing documentary called Maiden that tells ...
  • Tracy Edwards and Alex Holmes Interview for Film at Lincoln Center
    Maiden subject Tracy Edwards and director Alex Holmes discuss their new documentary with Film at Lincoln Center Executive Director Lesli ...

FAQs on booking Tracy Edwards

  • How to book Tracy Edwards?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tracy Edwards for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Tracy Edwards, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tracy Edwards or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Tracy Edwards?

    Booking fees for Tracy Edwards, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tracy Edwards, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tracy Edwards?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tracy Edwards for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tracy Edwards for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tracy Edwards or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tracy Edwards or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tracy Edwards is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Leadership and Teamwork Through Her Various Sailing Achievements, How to Bounce Back After Reaching Rock Bottom and The Maiden Factor and The Maiden Factor Foundation Charity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Tracy Edwards for your event is available upon request. Tracy Edwards generally travels from LondonUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jonathan Sandys, Ellen MacArthur, Neal Petersen, Emily Sonnett and Rose Lavelle. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tracy Edwards for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Tracy Edwards Speaking Topics

  • Leadership and Teamwork Through Her Various Sailing Achievements

  • How to Bounce Back After Reaching Rock Bottom

  • The Maiden Factor and The Maiden Factor Foundation Charity

Tracy Edwards Speaker Videos

  • Inside Sailing - Tracy Edwards, Skipper of Maiden
    We had the pleasure of interviewing ocean racer Tracy Edwards in anticipation of a fantastic new sailing documentary called Maiden that tells ...
    Tracy Edwards and Alex Holmes Interview for Film at Lincoln Center
    Maiden subject Tracy Edwards and director Alex Holmes discuss their new documentary with Film at Lincoln Center Executive Director Lesli ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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