Brings Message of Access, Empowerment, and Education
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Hudson River Maritime Museum is proud to announce Maiden, the 58-foot racing sailboat made famous by the 2019 documentary Maiden will be visiting Kingston on April 20 and 21, 2020. Maiden was the first all-female crew to compete on the Whitbread Round-the-World Race.
Maiden will be at the Hudson River Maritime Museum dock for two days. On Monday and Tuesday, April 20 and 21, the crew will give boat tours and educational programs, providing opportunities for school groups and the public to meet the crew, be inspired by her story, and learn about Maiden’s current mission. Our amazing local vessels Clearwater and Apollonia will join on the same dates to collaborate with educational programs and provide deck tours.
Boat owners interested in joining a flotilla escorting Maiden up the Hudson on April 19 or heading south on April 22, are encouraged to apply through our website. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities go to www.hrmm.org/maiden-on-the-hudson.
Against serious odds, Tracy Edwards put together a crew of all women and skippered the first all-female crew in the 1989-90 Whitbread Round the World Race. The story of Maiden and its captain Tracy Edwards and her crew’s perilous nine-month journey at sea — is detailed in the documentary, “Maiden,” by British filmmaker Alex Holmes. You can learn more about Maiden and watch the documentary trailer at www.themaidenfactor.org.
Local movie screenings will be scheduled soon. In order to make Maiden programming free to the public, we are asking the community to help us sponsor Maiden’s visit to Kingston. Please check out sponsorship levels and the latest details about the visit in April at http://www.hrmm.org/maiden-on-the-hudson.
About the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Located along the historic Rondout Creek in downtown Kingston, N.Y., the Hudson River Maritime Museum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries. HRMM opened the Wooden Boat School in 2016 and the Sailing School in 2017.