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The story behind the photo – a guest blog by photographer Jack Lowe

Aged 14, I was so excited. I shot several frames on my old Praktica L2. It had a screw mount telephoto attached and, just like today, the camera didn’t have a light meter, so I didn’t use one to judge the exposure. Afterwards, I dashed home and processed the film in my bedroom that I’d turned into a darkroom. I knew I’d captured a moment but in those days, I had no idea how to get a photograph “out there”

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Kite Surfing, Spam and mechanics! – Liz Wardley

Halfway out the outboard sputtered and died, and I had to start paddling with my one oar to avoid a superyacht who had just put there anchor out and were trying to berth. They must have thought we were a little close as they kept putting their stern thruster on to push me away – not helping! We then accepted a tow from the harbour master and he took us to the boat and left us there – the mechanic

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Maiden (and YOU!) in the Caribbean 600

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 spot open for an intrepid, motivated individual to join and race with the Maiden crew! The Caribbean 600 is a 600-mile race around 11 Caribbean

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Young Sailors take Maiden’s helm in Sint Maarten

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

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