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NASA Countdowns – Part 3, My Maiden Journey, by Deb Walter

Everyone on the Maiden had incredible responsibility with numerous positions. When racing with a team working in harmony, it is magical. Assisting with the jib takedowns and deploying the spinnaker required coordinated timing and precision team effort. The first time I went to the foredeck and performed this task was like wing walking on an airplane.

Prepare to Tack! – Part 2, My Maiden Journey, by Deb Walter

Our Maiden skipper, Liz Wardley, is a remarkable tactical start wizard. She is an unbelievable salty sea dog, having sailed around the world three times. I imagine she birthed out of the womb saying, "Prepare to tack." Athletic and robust in stature yet agile and nimble up the mast like a monkey. Liz was fearless, competitive, gutsy, serious at times, yet quiet with stealthy calculated planning when she sails.

Meet the new crew on Maiden for the Heineken!

Maiden has five guests and two milebuilders onboard for this regatta – let’s get to know them! Our guest sailors have all paid for their places on Maiden with all monies going to The Maiden Factor Foundation. The Foundation supports and work with community programmes all over the world which empower an enable girls into education. All photographs ©The Maiden Factor/Amalia Infante Deb Walters I was completely captivated by the movie, “Maiden.” I related to Tracy Edward’s challenging childhood and

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