Tracy Edwards, MBE (1962–) is a British sailor. Born in Purley-on-Thames in Berkshire, she left home aged 16, and backpacked across Europe to Greece where she signed on as a stewardess on a yacht in Piraeus, which inspired her to take up sailing. To enter the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race in 1989, she took out a loan against her home to buy a 58-foot yacht and refurbish it, renaming it Maiden.
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