The yachtswoman who made history by leading the first all-female sailing crew to the finish line in the Whitbread Round The World Race has launched a campaign to save the boat that sailed them across the globe.
The Maiden, in which Tracy Edwards and her crew won two of the race's six legs, was found abandoned and rotting on an island in the Indian Ocean nearly 25 years after its historic voyage.
Edwards hopes to raise enough money to save the 58-foot catamaran and bring it back to its former glory.
Edwards explained to ITV News Correspondent Nina Nannar why she decided to fight for her beloved Maiden.
Her campaign has already garnered support from celebrities such as Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon and Sir Richard Branson - both keen sailors.
Sir Richard told ITV News, "Wonderful boats like Maiden should be saved in the countries that they came from and shouldn't end up languishing in the Indian Ocean and rotting away."
Edwards hopes to reunite her former crew and sail Maiden back into Southampton in May 2015 - 25 years after their triumph.