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Greetings from the Tasman Sea!

BLOG POST BY KATE PALFREY28/04/19 We left Sydney in glorious bright sunshine on Anzac Day and were privileged to witness various military flybys over the harbour bridge as we were escorted out of the Sydney Heads by friends, family and even the Harbour Police! It was finally real – the adventure was about to begin! After a couple of man overboard practices, we were on our way – next stop Auckland, New Zealand! The first afternoon and evening were perfect

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Meet Maiden’s Milebuilders!

We also have three new milebuilders onboard Maiden from Sydney to Auckland. Let’s get to know them! KATE PALFREY (UK) Kate (or Mrs G to her school children) is passionate about sailing and passionate about education, the education of girls in particular. She is Deputy Head teacher at St Swithun’s Prep School, Winchester. A school with the values of Grit, Gratitude and Generosity and which embraces all that the Maiden Factor stands so much so that is has chosen the

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Maiden departs from Sydney, heading to Auckland, on the next leg of the World Tour!

It’s farewell to Sydney… and see you soon Auckland!  With 1275 nautical miles to go, the crew will be sailing for approximately 7 days and sailing into the Viaduct Basin in Auckland, on the morning of Saturday, 4th of May. A big thank-you to all our friends and supporters who came down to wave Maiden off, to those on the water that sailed alongside Maiden out past the Sydney Heads, and to the Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia who hosted Maiden whilst

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Wendy Tuck and the Maiden crew speaking at ‘A Night With The Maiden Factor’!

A big thank-you to everyone who journeyed to Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia tonight to attend Wendy Tuck and the Maiden crew speaking at ‘A Night With The Maiden Factor’! Introduced by Rear Commodore Janey Treleaven, Wendy spoke about The Maiden Factor’s mission, the experiences gained by the crew so far, and then answered questions in an open Q&A. The evening concluded with a surprise award-giving; Wendy Tuck and Matt Allen were both awarded the Ocean Racing Yachts Persons of the Year

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