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Well, well, to all I want to say that this passage (Sydney to Auckland) onboard Maiden, was and still is, as I am writing now (still few hours to go before docking) an incredible epic experience for me! There are a few things that you want to do in life and also few things that you believe in; jumping on Maiden last week was the reunion of it all for me. Surrounded by women sailors with passion in the eyes,

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Maiden, on her new mission to raise awareness and funds for girls’ education around the globe, left Sydney on 25th April for the 1,275 miles to New Zealand with an unforgettable official welcome taking place this morning (Saturday 4th May) at Viaduct Harbour in Auckland. On a foggy, windless morning Maiden met two legendary former Whitbread yachts, Steinlager 2 and Lion New Zealand out at sea and was escorted back into Viaduct Harbour. Children and teachers from the Auckland Girls

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Blog Post – Alison Kent

What an exciting week this has been on board Maiden! I’m lucky to have been able to sail with ladies that are so in tune with a boat. The crew members that have been with the boat are patient in teaching the best ways the boat sails, techniques they have learned fit best in certain manoeuvres, and most importantly, they are consistent in keeping the chocolate stash full! The opportunity this project provides to sailors like me are huge. Its

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Sharon Ferris-Choat – an update from Maiden’s co-skipper

Sharon Ferris-Choat at Maiden's helm. She's wearing sunglasses and a lifejacket. Belle Henry is sat behind. The sky is blue with dramatic clouds.

Sailing on the legendary Maiden has been a dream come true. It is almost surreal that I am sailing on this amazingly resorted beauty with an incredible international crew. I love learning and every experience is one golden opportunity to offer personal advancement. The base sailing team of Wendo, Belle, Courtney, Tilly and Amalia have spent a lot of energy and time teaching their knowledge and skills about how “Maiden sails best” to us Mile Builders and leg crew. It

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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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