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Sailing Whitbread

Constant Wonder
  • Jul 31, 2020 7:00 pm
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Sailing Guest: Tracy Edwards MBE, Round the World Yachtswoman, Founder of The Maiden Factor Foundation If anyone could show you that life doesn’t often go straight from point A to point B it would be sailing legend Tracy Edwards. This high school dropout learned to navigate in two days, put together the first all-female team for the Whitbread Round the World Race, and now advocates for women’s education. One Woman’s Journey Around the World on Two Wheels Guest: Peter Zheutlin; author of "Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry’s Extraordinary Ride" At the dawn of the bicycle craze, Annie Londonderry shocked the world by setting off on a world-wide tour. She gained international fame as the first woman to traverse the world on two wheels, becoming an important symbol of women’s equality. But how much of her sensational story was true? The details get a little complicated. We spoke with Peter Zheutlin to hear the story. Fly Girls Guest: Keith O’Brien, journalist and author, “Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History” Amelia Earhart wasn't the only pioneering female pilot in the skies in the '20s and '30s. She was the president of The Ninety-Nines, a group of women who were all licensed pilots. They came from different backgrounds, but they all supported each other in their pursuit of flying. But that doesn't mean that they didn't compete against each other as well in the race for prizes and accolades in air races and record-breaking feats of daring.