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Patience, tolerance, and kindness: a journey in isolation.

Matilda (Tilly) Ajanko wrote this blog with 762 miles to go before reaching Vancouver. An accomplished sailor with over 50,000 offshore miles and over 50 races and regatta under her belt, Tilly worked on Maiden’s refit and sailed with Maiden until August 2019. Sailing and sailing long ocean passages have many challenges. Unlike most people think, it’s not always the things related to sailing that are the most challenging ones. Particularly for us full-time crew members, sailing is just a

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While Maiden is empowering women to be confident sailors with each and every leg, it also does so much more in supporting women across the globe…. Blog Post by Shealin

As female sailors, we all have experienced our challenges in the male dominated sport. I have never sailed with an all woman crew, and it is one of the most empowering things I have ever done. A few weeks ago I would've never thought I would be sailing with these incredible female sailors, and really admire their talents.

A look back at the last leg: a blog from mile builder Lottie from her time on Maiden

Lottie wrote this blog whilst she was onboard Maiden, six days into the leg How things change ! I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone. A little over 2 weekes ago I found out that I would be sailing from Honolulu to Vancouver onboard Maiden. Since then it has been a crazy whirlwind of activity and we have been sailing for six days. It has been amazing to be out on the water and only be able to

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Milebuilder Theresa documents her journey onboard Maiden so far…

We’re over half way to Vancouver! It’s been such a surreal experience so far aboard Maiden. I am so excited to be on this journey and sailing into my home port of Vancouver. Leaving Hawaii we were busy with tasks, getting used to the boat, and dealing with up to 2 meter swells while beating upwind in 25 knots at times. The last few days has given us a calmer sea state and lots of beautiful wildlife. I’ve seen pods

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