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Maiden and Me – A reflective blog by Mackenna Edwards-Mair

I guess it was inevitable that they would try and persuade me to get on Maiden for a leg – or two! I was finally talked into it and got onto ‘Mum’s first born’ (as I call Maiden) to join legendary Skipper Wendy Tuck and the crew for the leg from Vancouver to Seattle.

The story behind the photo – a guest blog by photographer Jack Lowe

Aged 14, I was so excited. I shot several frames on my old Praktica L2. It had a screw mount telephoto attached and, just like today, the camera didn’t have a light meter, so I didn’t use one to judge the exposure. Afterwards, I dashed home and processed the film in my bedroom that I’d turned into a darkroom. I knew I’d captured a moment but in those days, I had no idea how to get a photograph “out there”

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Maiden (and YOU!) in the Caribbean 600

Who wants to race around the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, on the star of the silver screen and oceans alike, the legendary yacht Maiden? Who wants to stand at Tracy Edwards’ helm, sailing with today’s top sailors including Liz Wardley? It may sound like just a dream… but this February, there is ONE spot open for an intrepid, motivated individual to join and race with the Maiden crew! The Caribbean 600 is a 600-mile race around 11 Caribbean

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Motoring and Melting – Maiden Update!

A blog post by Amalia Infante 17.23.519N, 104.00.899Boat speed 7.0 knotsTrue Wind Speed 4.6 knotsMotoring and melting… Last night and this the morning, we’ve had to get through some squalls associated with the tropical storm called Raymond. The storm is heading away, but we will probably see some offshore thunderstorms. During the morning, we did have some rain. We reefed, tacked, tacked, and tacked, un/reefed… then we had calm again, forcing us to motor for 2 nautical miles. A great

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A year on Maiden – a blog by Belinda Henry

One year has passed since the day I set sail on Maiden for our first leg of the world tour… Just before leaving on the world tour, we had a great brunch reception at The Royal Southern yacht club in Hamble, UK, with all our family and friends and local supporters. It was a typical wet and cold British day! That first day is one I will never forget. It was horrendous conditions, with 45kn headwinds and a medium sea state.

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