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 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.
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 21, 2022
Today the wind has dropped to around 13 knots, still upwind, but enough to shake a reef, we now have 1 left, and we also changed back to the J3. We need the power to sail against a massive 3 meter swell coming at us. All good onboard 😊
December 11, 2022
Finally on Saturday morning, the wind speed has come up to 10 knots + and at 8:00 we put the jib up and we are currently very happy to be sailing at a reasonable speed around 7 knots.
November 30, 2022
To start the ceremony, 9 Senegalese girls from the charity that provides mentors for exceptional students, Shine to Lead, climbed onto the pontoon to receive the Baton of Hope from Maiden's skipper Sharon.
November 23, 2022
When it's rough you are in a different mode for everything; safety, crew and boat. Take no chances and prepare for everything you can think of and then more!
November 21, 2022
Forecast is a test! Downwind teaser to take the South option for upwind sailing to Dakar. There's 33 knots of wind and 2.5 - 3m waves on the northern side that we are avoiding this side, but the wind is from 16 - 33 knots (depending how it comes off the mountains). Waves are only 1m.
November 17, 2022
As driving time is such a treat Sarah has got mine today and the smile was priceless. Sarah woke to her name in lights this morning at 0400, tough ship this one don't get to sleep in on your birthday but you do get a morning and afternoon nap! It's been amazing to watch Sarah grow over the last month, 1st time away from home really and this is what I would of called jumping in the deep end! Sofia my daughter is only 4 years younger and that's a shock in itself! Kids grow up way too fast!