When Tracy Edwards, a young Brit with very little sailing experience, put together an all-female crew to compete in a tough round-the-world race in 1989, her competitors dismissed her as nothing more than a curiosity. But Edwards and her friends were in it to win it. They overcame the sexism, the mockery, and the countless difficulties of traversing an ocean that, according to Edwards, “is always trying to kill you”, and at the end of 167 days, crossed the finish line to the cheers of delighted fans. Director Alex Holmes talks to the sailors as they recall their inspiring, groundbreaking voyage of thirty years ago. The interviews are interspersed with breathtaking footage of the race, shot on deck amid raging storms, as the crew members fought and defeated the waves that tried to drown them.