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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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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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