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Sexism- Tracy Edwards

Dealing with sexism in sport and life- with Tracy Edwards who skippered the first all-female crew to second place in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race

What is the correct way to address sexism in sport and life? And is it much less commonplace than it was in say 1989? That was the year Tracy Edwards skippered the first all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, becoming the first woman to receive the Yachtsman of the Year Trophy and was awarded an MBE honour. She didn’t set off as a feminist, but she certainly came back one. She sits down in the episode with Simon Mundie to discuss her experience of sexism in sailing round the world, how it changed her, and how commonplace it is in life now. Tracy’s boat was called Maiden, also the name of a documentary film charting Tracy’s journey. As well as sexism, Simon and Tracy discuss following your dreams, the negative and positive power of anger and self acceptance.

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