Maiden is a Global Ambassador for the Empowerment of Girls through Education
April 27, 2023
As we reach over the halfway point, the once frantic sound of trimming has become less frequent. Its easy to get a bit too settled into boat life and completely forget about the world outside. However, now we are in racing mode, we have to keep sight of the main goal- SPEED
April 20, 2023
After finishing up my breakfast I did some short reading on advanced sail trimming thanks to a book Skipper Heather gave me, it is concentrated and informative filled with pictures and explanations throughout - it has been a most helpful tool in improving my sail trimming.
April 13, 2023
Dehydrating food has become increasingly popular recently. It's a preservation method that involves removing moisture from food, which inactivates the enzymes that would otherwise allow bacteria and other microorganisms to grow, effectively preventing spoilage. The result is a shelf-stable product that retains most of its nutritional value, flavor, and texture. Whether planning a long hike, a sail across an ocean or just want to extend the shelf life of your groceries, dehydrating food can be a good option. In fact, there's already a thriving community of people who make their own or purchase dehydrated food for their outdoor adventures, thanks to the benefits of this preservation method. Not only is dehydrated food convenient, lightweight, and easy to store, but it's also a great way to reduce food waste and enjoy your favorite foods on the go.
March 17, 2023
It is important to note that the General Botha 'Old Boys' Fund goes above and beyond traditional bursary programs by providing an extended family-like support system. The fund is committed to empowering its beneficiaries and providing them with the necessary tools and guidance to achieve success in their academic and professional endeavors.
February 6, 2023
I grew up with lots of questions full of questions on why? why would you do this to me, why did I have to go through so much pain to become a woman? why did you give me a deception party that everybody was telling me I'm going to be a woman and to become a woman, why is it associated with so much pain! I did not understand that.
January 24, 2023
Next up was Vuyi, she was understandably nervous about standing up in front of over 100 people, but she was very brave and literally brought the house down! Her background has been so tough; she has, against the odds, succeeded and has realised her dreams. She is an inspiration to all of us and spoke from the heart, I don’t think I could have been prouder of her. She just shone.
January 20, 2023
It was tough listening to the stories and witnessing the pain that these girls are holding in, but this was the first day of class and they are in very experienced safe hands. We felt privileged to be part of the ‘past, present and future’ exercise today; when we entered the classroom we noticed all the girls were drawing handprints on a large piece of coloured paper and writing on the palms and fingers of the hand. This lesson was being done to help the students acknowledge the past, live in the present and work towards a better future.
December 30, 2022
On our morning watch from 0600 – 1000 for the past three days we have been joined by Albatross. An absolutely stunning bird with white body and black top side majestically gliding across the water. Whilst observing this bird I have noticed it never seems to flap it’s wings it just changes the shape like […]
December 28, 2022
At daylight (4:30) as the wind carried on moving forward and staying at 20-25knots, we changed the J3 jib for the smaller staysail. We are expecting the wind to gradually go down during the day. As complete change a high pressure is extending towards us and we are expecting to be motoring by tomorrow…