In her TedTalk titled 'Stop Being a Bystander in Your Own Life,' sailing icon Tracy Edwards details the moment you go so far out to sea that the land disappears from the horizon, explaining the isolation and excitement something that everyone should experience once in their lifetime.
Edwards likens this experience to the uncertainty of life, in which she explains that her life "hasn't gone from A to B." After being expelled from school at the age of 16, Edwards' mom encouraged her to pursue skills outside of traditional education, and set off to backpack in Greece, where she spent time on boats. Eventually, Edwards' was taught to navigate a boat -- a skill that she picked up in a mere two days.
After realizing that a man would never trust a young woman to be a full-time navigator on his boat, Edwards created the first all-female crew, and competed in one of the toughest sailing competitions on the seas.
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