Maiden is a Global Ambassador for the Empowerment of Girls through Education
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.
April 26, 2022
26° 06. 522N79°19.936WCOG 248 45nm away from the safe water mark outside Miami’s main channel. Starting to cross the gulf stream for the next 23nm. Current going north, so we are steering 10° south of course to allow for flow. We might get rainfall this morning – that will help with showers! Last night’s moon was a […]
April 11, 2022
The flying fish are also playing catch and poor April missed. It got her in the face! She was very relieved to have glasses on, as they were covered in fish scales!
April 8, 2022
This light wind sailing is testing when the wind isn't in a good direction and we have to sail twice as far to make the same progress.
April 5, 2022
32°08.921N15°23.987WTWD 008°TWS 19.5Boat speed 10.2Sea state Moderate (thankfully) We are south east of Madeira and finally the sea state is decreasing in it’s pounding. What a week of rocking, rolling and rough! Last night, our mate the moon decided to join us finally with a smile on the bottom left side to say he’s getting […]
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.
December 20, 2019
The Maiden crew had a great time taking part in the Keelboat Series, with Kidz At Sea and The Sint Maarten Yacht Club sailing school. Some of the young people had only been sailing for a few months, so it was fantastic to see them working so hard and developing their skills. We let the kids do everything, from steering to trimming and grinding. They soaked up all our coaching like sponges. I was coaching the trimmers and grinders and it was so darn cool to see them progress through the day!
November 22, 2019
Since reaching the tropical latitudes it has abruptly become stiflingly hot! Occasional squalls meant a ton of sail changes. Our crew on board for this leg has meshed very well, and it’s fun to throw in all these manoeuvres as a team. We are also taking this opportunity to fine tune our crossover chart which shows us when to use which sail.
July 22, 2019
We’re over half way to Vancouver! It’s been such a surreal experience so far aboard Maiden. I am so excited to be on this journey and sailing into my home port of Vancouver. Leaving Hawaii we were busy with tasks, getting used to the boat, and dealing with up to 2 meter swells while beating […]