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BLOG POST BY NICOLA TRINDER

19/04/2019 Hi all! There’ll be a few people reading this blog who are just as surprised as me to see me on Maiden sailing to Sydney with 6 professional sailors, but sometimes in life, the wind changes in an unexpected direction (see what I did there?!) and provides you with opportunities that you must take; once-in-lifetime experiences. Two weeks ago, my partner, Simon was helping Maiden out with some of their stopover maintenance in Freo, and then suddenly he had

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Maiden Arrives In Fremantle

Maiden has arrived in Fremantle! However it wasn’t the smooth arrival as expected, and The Maiden Factor team are very grateful to all those who have provided support over the last day. At 1900hrs AWST (1100hrs GMT) Maiden called to say they had a suspected fire in the engine bay causing total power loss. Consequently, they shut down the engine and needed a tow. Skipper Wendy Tuck and crew were all safe and well. The crew arrived at the Fremantle

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BLOG BY IONA TAYLOR

BLOG POST BY IONA TAYLOR 29/03/19 So, we are day 23 of the Indian ocean! I bet on a 20-day trip and with another 190 nautical miles to run… I think I’m losing that one! It’s been a tough few days on board Maiden, with winds continuously 20-30 knots and peaking overnight last night at 30-40 knots. Our current plan is to beat further inshore to pick up some lighter breeze and current to pick up pace into Fremantle. We

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Maiden Film Premiere

On International Women’s Day (March 8), it is fitting that documentary Maiden sets sail. A remarkable piece of work, directed by Alex Holmes and produced by Victoria Gregory, that charts the journey of the all-female crew that competed in the Fifth Whitbread Round The World Yacht Race in 1989 and 1990. A team led with gusto and steely determination by Tracy Edwards. A pocket dynamo of an individual who navigated Maiden and skippered the crew through mountainous seas and becalmed

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Sri Lanka

Maiden made another quick ‘pitstop’ into Sri Lanka to refuel and pick up supplies. She also picked up more crew and Skipper Nikki Henderson handed over the wheel to our next legendary Skipper, Wendy Tuck! Nikki and Wendy are old pas of course from the Clipper Race which saw Nikki take second place and Wendy became the first woman to WIN a round the world race. Everyone on the team is honoured to welcome her on board and we say

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