Tracy Edwards

Inspirational Female Sailor Who Headed up the First All-Female Crew

  • Captained the first All-female crew in the Round the World Yacht Race
  • The first woman to win the Yachtsman of the Year trophy
  • Lead an expedition to save her abandoned boat, Maiden, in the Indian Ocean
  • Created The Maiden Rescue charity in 2014 to promote girls’ rights and education in the UK and developing countries
  • Published two books on her sailing experiences

Discover Tracy Edwards’s biography of published work below.

Living Every Second
Living Every Second

When Tracy Edwards is booked for webinars and virtual events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Identifying the characteristics of an effective leader, developing personal leadership qualities and implementing them
Demonstrating how teams are led and motivated towards success by creating the right environment for those teams to reach their full potential
Illustrating the different methods that leaders and teams can use to enhance individual and team performance with team action planning personal development plans
Participating in a learning experience away from the workplace that is unique, fun and with lasting benefits to all that take part
Making the team aware of the ‘phases of success’ within the marketplace is fundamental to gauging their future performance, level or risk and happiness within their roles

A historic sailor, Tracy Edwards is famous for becoming the first-ever captain of an all-female crew to sail around the world. In what is a male-dominated industry, Tracy has become an inspirational figure and was also named the first woman to receive the prestigious Yachtsman of the Year trophy. Having paved the way for women in the Maritime industry, Tracy continues to inspire young girls with her work alongside several charities. An incredibly enlivening virtual speaker, she regularly recalls her time at sea during her speaking events while applying the same techniques to her audiences.

In 1989 Tracy decided to enter an all-female crew in an around the world race. In her own second-hand boat, The Maiden, she led the team to a second in its class finish, winning two out of the six individual legs. A few years later she made history again by taking her all-female crew to the 1998 Jules Verne Trophy. Unfortunately, the team’s mast was broken due to bad weather near Chile and instead she took on a more strategic and managerial role in future sailing expeditions.

As a young girl, Tracy always wanted to take to the sea but had to overcome severe bouts of seasickness. Having spent time backpacking across Europe Tracy found herself working as a stewardess on a yacht. Here her love for sailing was reaffirmed and she was gifted her own second-hand yacht by King Hussein I of Jordan who was a guest. During her virtual speaking events, Tracy can discuss how she overcame adversity before going on to make history.

Recently Tracy has worked with charities like UN Women, The Girl Effect and Girls Network promoting and fundraising for girls’ rights to education in nations across the world. During her virtual speaking events, Tracy uses her story to inspire the next generation of women to achieve their goals whatever they may be. By conducting her fantastic speaking events virtually, she can reach an even bigger audience with her incredible talks.

To enquire about Tracy Edwards for your next virtual event or webinar, simply contact The Online Speakers Agency via or call a booking agent on 0203 9317 391.