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Danae’s first offshore experience!

Finally the day arrived to depart Seattle. I was excited to be going for my first offshore experience! After a moving speech by the skipper of the “Sail like a Girl” team, Jeanne Goussev, and songs from Voices Northwest Chorus (Snohomish County’s all women a cappella chorus) we were off! Motoring away in the bright sunshine with the Seattle Skyline behind us – beautiful! “Sail Like a Girl” and several other boats escorted us for a while then waved good bye. 

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A very special blessing for Maiden before departure.

There were two types of leis presented to the crew. The Haku leis are worn on the head and are made with tea leaves, for protection. The second leis were placed around the neck, and are made with orchids (often given to visitors to Hawaii and also given as a thank you). And it wasn’t just the crew who received leis: Maiden also was given a Haku lei, which was placed on the bow. It was a moving sight as

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Blog Post by Natasha Fickling (Tash)

The mood onboard is peaceful, the ocean is calm and it's a clear sky with beautiful moonlight and a few dolphins. It feels so special and I feel so lucky to be aboard Maiden for this leg to Honolulu and knowing that despite some bad weather in the forecast, it's only going to get warmer and warmer as we sail North. I can't wait to get into shorts and t'shirts! (and anticipating the inevitable of what will happen to first

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BLOG POST BY ALEX GREU

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 ARRIVES INTO THE VIADUCT HARBOUR

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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