Maiden is a Global Ambassador for the Empowerment of Girls through Education
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 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.
May 18, 2020
Our Maiden skipper, Liz Wardley, is a remarkable tactical start wizard. She is an unbelievable salty sea dog, having sailed around the world three times. I imagine she birthed out of the womb saying, "Prepare to tack." Athletic and robust in stature yet agile and nimble up the mast like a monkey. Liz was fearless, competitive, gutsy, serious at times, yet quiet with stealthy calculated planning when she sails.
May 4, 2020
You are never too old to learn new skills. When I am near the ocean and feel the wind propel a sailboat forward, I feel free and peaceful.
March 6, 2020
Maiden has five guests and two milebuilders onboard for this regatta – let’s get to know them! Our guest sailors have all paid for their places on Maiden with all monies going to The Maiden Factor Foundation. The Foundation supports and work with community programmes all over the world which empower an enable girls into […]
February 27, 2020
We did experience some stronger near 20kts winds today and powered down 1 reef off the main sail. Although we are more then half way through the 600 mile race we have plenty of ocean racing and sail changes to go. The crew is in good spirits and getting settled into the 4 hours watch system in which half the crew sleeps and the other half is up on deck.
February 26, 2020
"Being able to join the Maiden Crew and race in Antigua and follow in my dad’s footsteps means the world to me." - Charlotte DC
January 20, 2020
Who wants to race around the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, on the star of the silver screen and oceans alike, the legendary yacht Maiden? Who wants to stand at Tracy Edwards’ helm, sailing with today’s top sailors including Liz Wardley? It may sound like just a dream… but this February, there is ONE […]
December 7, 2019
And here we are 7 days later and still slogging upwind with a couple more to go. By the time we get to Antigua, it will be the best part of a month since San Diego and credit to the amazing crew of Maiden as she hasn’t given us much grief on our passage, the crew are as cheerful today as the day we set off and makes for great company.
December 5, 2019
The crew becomes close not only because we depend on each other, but through shared experience. We wake each other up, we cook for each other, we tell awful jokes in the middle of the night. We learn preferences and support each other when we’re just not feeling it.