Tracy shot to fame when she skippered the first all-female crew in the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race. In 1990 Tracy was awarded the MBE and in 1998 she put together the first all-female crew to attempt the fastest non-stop circumnavigation by sail. In 2011 Maiden was found rotting in the Seychelles and in 2014, Tracy began raising funds in order to rescue Maiden and bring her home to the UK. Once restored to her former glory, Maiden, an iconic piece of British Maritime History, will embark on a three-year world tour to raise funds for the charity Maiden Education who enable and facilitate girls’ education.