Maiden is a Global Ambassador for the Empowerment of Girls through Education
March 17, 2021
By Tracy Edwards MBE “In January 1998, after two years of hard work, I set off with the first (and only) all-female crew to attempt to break the Jules Verne non-stop round the world record attempt. The record we were trying to beat was 71 days, 14 hours, 22 minutes and 8 seconds and was held […]
June 1, 2020
Everyone on the Maiden had incredible responsibility with numerous positions. When racing with a team working in harmony, it is magical. Assisting with the jib takedowns and deploying the spinnaker required coordinated timing and precision team effort. The first time I went to the foredeck and performed this task was like wing walking on an airplane.
May 18, 2020
Our Maiden skipper, Liz Wardley, is a remarkable tactical start wizard. She is an unbelievable salty sea dog, having sailed around the world three times. I imagine she birthed out of the womb saying, "Prepare to tack." Athletic and robust in stature yet agile and nimble up the mast like a monkey. Liz was fearless, competitive, gutsy, serious at times, yet quiet with stealthy calculated planning when she sails.
May 4, 2020
You are never too old to learn new skills. When I am near the ocean and feel the wind propel a sailboat forward, I feel free and peaceful.
March 23, 2020
Visiting Maiden was an experience I will truly cherish for the rest of my life. Much like visiting a historical site it is hard not to think of all that has been accomplished on that 58ft boat.
March 16, 2020
I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to go sailing on such a historical boat that is doing so much good around the world.
March 6, 2020
Maiden has five guests and two milebuilders onboard for this regatta – let’s get to know them! Our guest sailors have all paid for their places on Maiden with all monies going to The Maiden Factor Foundation. The Foundation supports and work with community programmes all over the world which empower an enable girls into […]
February 27, 2020
We did experience some stronger near 20kts winds today and powered down 1 reef off the main sail. Although we are more then half way through the 600 mile race we have plenty of ocean racing and sail changes to go. The crew is in good spirits and getting settled into the 4 hours watch system in which half the crew sleeps and the other half is up on deck.
February 26, 2020
"Being able to join the Maiden Crew and race in Antigua and follow in my dad’s footsteps means the world to me." - Charlotte DC