Maiden is a Global Ambassador for the Empowerment of Girls through Education
October 10, 2023
Maiden and the other two lead boats are screaming along at the moment on a reach making good gains on the lead boat. There is a developing low out to the West.
October 7, 2023
No skipper would happy at the restart, with less than a week to prepare the boat and crew for this gruelling cold leg. The idea of setting off badly prepared would be their worst nightmare.
October 2, 2023
The lead pack of 4 including Maiden are now well clear of the Doldrums, after a fairly easy passage through... although I am sure it didn’t feel like it as they sat baking hot on deck with the sails hanging from lack of wind.
September 29, 2023
Life on board will be pretty uncomfortable. Maiden is made of aluminium so it is like sailing along in a giant overheated biscuit tin. The decks will be so hot that you cant stand on them in bare feet.
August 16, 2022
All 3 bridges we had to pass under had a 40’ clearance from the top of our mast, but each time they looked like we were going to hit. Sometimes you really have to trust facts over instinct!
January 24, 2022
Watching her glide so gracefully through the water was a sight to behold. I felt so privileged to be out there, playing my small part in this wonderful mission for equality.
November 18, 2021
Their corporate social commitment goes further than what a regular company will do. They emphasise that women have an essential role towards a better and more sustainable world. Logistics has always had a more male presence, but with the new digital world, more and more women are entering the industry.
July 2, 2020
I guess it was inevitable that they would try and persuade me to get on Maiden for a leg – or two! I was finally talked into it and got onto ‘Mum’s first born’ (as I call Maiden) to join legendary Skipper Wendy Tuck and the crew for the leg from Vancouver to Seattle.
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.