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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.
November 3, 2022
And sure enough, playing around Maiden was a pod of dolphins, glowing as they swam. I learned that night that dolphins like to push around the bioluminescent plankton, which makes for a magical show for sailors at night.
One particularly beautiful cluster of stars is The Pleiades, known to many as the seven sisters. The ancient Greeks say that the sisters begged for the help of Zeus after being relentlessly pursued by Orion. Zeus first turned them into pigeons and then into stars.
August 18, 2022
#dpworldmaidentour update from Erica! 17 August 2022 41°0.678’N 72°16.942’W Our intended departure was last night at 9 pm, but if we left on schedule we would have sailed right into a low pressure system churning up the waters near Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Our routings were calling for sustained 30 kts, and after speaking with […]
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!
August 15, 2022
18:24 local – 22:24 UTC We are past our halfway mark! We spent yesterday sailing in between a high pressure system over the great lakes and a low pressure system off shore, which has left us with a light north westerly gradient wind. The first day consisted of motor sailing with temperatures steadily dropping, causing […]
June 7, 2022
Everyone on every boat and yacht was cheering and it really was quite emotional watching Junella on the wheel bringing Maiden into New York.
May 22, 2022
I had forgotten how graceful Maiden felt ghosting along in calm waters with the spinnaker up!
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 […]