Tracy Edwards MBE
Speaker Profile

Round the World Sailor and best-selling Author

Watch a documentary about Tracy's all female round the world boat trip here. 

Tracy Edwards won international fame in 1989 as the skipper of the first all female crew to sail around the world in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.  The boat won two legs and came second overall in her class – the best result for a British boat since 1977.  Subsequent TV appearances included The Wogan Show, a This is Your Life special, and a TV documentary Maiden Voyage.  More recently Tracy has worked as a presenter for TV productions on the Tall Ships Race, Southampton International Boat Show and now as a presenter for the Whitbread Race.  In 1990 Tracy was awarded Sportswoman of the Year and was made an MBE.

What she offers you
Tracy believes that key lessons learnt from the world of sport and adventure can be transferred to the business place.  She has worked with companies in developing learning experiences away from the workplace that combine the qualities of leadership and teamwork.

How she presents
With her charismatic and infectious enthusiasm Tracy draws on her own experiences to inspire companies to develop their leadership and motivational skills.  The indomitable spirit that has seen her overcome all manner of challenges is shared with passion and humour with audiences all over the world.

Tracy presents in English.

Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, motivational, inspirational, driven.


Very focused presentation from a very determined achiever, very vivid, practical demonstration of management in action, a fascinating insight into life as an ocean racer, useful and valued reminder of how to succeed.

Partner, KMPG

Tracy’s lively and somewhat irreverent leadership messages were brought alive by references to sailing, she made relevant and pointed comments, also lessons about leadership in practice. Thank you for your outstanding contribution to our HR workshop. The Team found you stimulating, the content fascinating and the messages highly relevant.

Human Resources Director, Whitbread Group

Further information
To find out what Tracy Edwards MBE could bring to your event or to make a booking, please contact Alice Saunders.