Embark on a remarkable journey with the Maiden crew as we set sail in the OGR - setting sail on a mission tosupport girls' education. Each leg of the Ocean Globe Race 2023 isn't just a nautical challenge for our all-female crew, but a voyage of hope, determination, and progress.
We've charted a course that aligns each leg with a vital 'area' of issues obstructing girls from accessing education: and we're starting on Leg One with Fighting Forced Marriage. As the sails catch the wind, we aim to raise both awareness and essential funds to remove obstacles and open the doors to education for countless deserving girls.
We are passionately committed to breaking down the barriers that hinder girls from accessing education.
Forced marriage stands as a formidable obstacle in this journey. When girls are forced into early marriages, their dreams of education are shattered, and their childhood is over. These young minds, full of potential, are constrained by domestic obligations, denying them the chance to learn and thrive.
By supporting our cause, you contribute to dismantling this cycle of inequality. Your donations empower usto support those who directly advocate against forced marriages, provide safe spaces for girls, and offer educational opportunities that can transform lives.
You have the power to become a beacon of change in a girl's life. Rally behind our cause by sponsoring a mile of this incredible voyage. The first leg of our journey spans an impressive 7,000 nautical miles, and is dedicated to raising funds to aid in the dismantling the barriers of Forced Marriage that hold girls back.
Your sponsorship can be tailored to your generosity, ranging from 1p to 10p per mile, or even a fixed donation amount per leg.
Every mile sponsored fuels the winds of change. Join our crew of change-makers today and let's sail towards a world where every girl can rise above adversity and claim her right to education.
* Note: In the unforeseen event that Maiden is unable to complete the leg, your donation will be returned
"The Ocean Globe Race is the ultimate adventure and test of courage, strength and determination.
To go back to basics and sail the world without modern technology especially GPS is such a cool opportunity. In 1989 Tracy and the crew of Maiden proved to the world that it could be done, now I want to show young women around the world what they themselves are capable of with hard work and determination.
With the Maiden Factor's following and modern-world social media, we have a really unique platform to inspire young girls and women around the world to dream big!"
The Ocean Globe Race (OGR) is a fully crewed retro race in the spirit of the 1973 Whitbread Round the World Race. It marks the the 50th anniversary of the original event.
It's an eight-month adventure around the world for ordinary sailors on normal yachts. Racing ocean-going GRP production yachts designed before 1988, there will be no computers, no satellites, no GPS, and no high-tech materials. Sextants, team spirit and raw determination alone in the great traditions of ocean racing are allowed on this truly human endeavor.
These will be real heroes pushing each other to the limit and beyond – in a real race!