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.
April 9, 2022
A beautiful afternoon got a bit gummy when we tried twice to get the A2 up. First time, a small rip in the foot that we could fix with sticky back sail repair tape, the next host was a large tear along the foot. Sometimes that happens in sailing and in life, you get a setback, but, you fix it, you try again... and no the A2 definitely did not want to go up.
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 […]
April 4, 2022
What an incredible 24 hours on Maiden! We gybed 15 times through the Gibraltar Strait, we were gybing so much everyone just stayed in position! Between gybe 3 and 4 Ami recorded our new top Speed and Heather topped it again between gybe 13 and 14 of 17.6 knots down a big wave!
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.