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Birthdays, black clouds and birds! A collection of updates from Sharon Ferris-Choat onboard Maiden.

S23’52.041W165’49.941 Wind direction 095Boat speed 8.5 knotsTrue wind speed 12.9 knotsTime 9:37am NZ time What a beautiful day! The wind came in from the East 80 miles sooner than expected. It got up to a solid 20 knots last night. This made for fantastic reaching conditions with a full moon and flat water. We are now in our reaching mould; if we can keep this speed we have less of a chance of running out of wind again. But- the weather

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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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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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BLOG POST BY ERICA LUSH – 25/03/19

BLOG POST BY ERICA LUSH 25/03/19  25 degrees 18.291’ S105 degrees 16.718’ETrue Wind Speed: 15 ktsFull main, J2 jib673 miles to go! The phrase “mountainous seas” is so apt in the conditions we had this weekend. The waves rise in height up above our heads, and even though they are rising and falling on all sides, they do seem solid like a mountain. The normal deep blue becomes darker and greyer as clouds block the sun. Once in a while

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