Maiden is a Global Ambassador for the Empowerment of Girls through Education
Well, well, to all I want to say that this passage (Sydney to Auckland) onboard Maiden, was and still is, as I am writing now (still few hours to go before docking) an incredible epic experience for me!
There are a few things that you want to do in life and also few things that you believe in; jumping on Maiden last week was the reunion of it all for me. Surrounded by women sailors with passion in the eyes, knowledge and determination, sense of collaboration and support; plus carrying The Maiden Factor from one end of the world to another, is the best you can get and be part of.
Plus, looking at us after sailing on watch systems, nights at sea, dealing with strong wind and swell, looking at the stars, talking about life and also solving problems on board (our favourite challenges), it came to me that we are all different as nationality, background, lifestyle, … but beautifully compatible.
Merci for that precious moment in my life, I will remember it and will grow from it. We made it because we love it. Thank you all : Tracy and Wendy, and The Maiden ladies on the scene and behind for your amazing work and engagement! You rock ladies .
Team effort was always involved. Looking after Maiden was awesome, she did bring us home on a fast track.
I also got torpedo’d by a big squid as i was at the helm at night, right on my chest. Couldn’t see what it was, i was a bit lost as to what had happened!
I could still feel the thing in my arms, it was fun as we discovered it wasn’t a flying fish. Big laughs for a few minutes with Sharon and Alison!