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The fall of the Berlin Wall – by Tracy Edwards, 1989

It is always strange when something so momentous happens on land when you are so far from it, and any form of human life or civilisation. The Albatross wheeling above your heads is not concerned by the Berlin Wall coming down. The celebrations in Europe are so far removed from us and yet we understand completely what this means for the Iron Curtain.

Maiden departs from Sydney, heading to Auckland, on the next leg of the World Tour!

It’s farewell to Sydney… and see you soon Auckland!  With 1275 nautical miles to go, the crew will be sailing for approximately 7 days and sailing into the Viaduct Basin in Auckland, on the morning of Saturday, 4th of May. A big thank-you to all our friends and supporters who came down to wave Maiden off, to those on the water that sailed alongside Maiden out past the Sydney Heads, and to the Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia who hosted Maiden whilst

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Maiden begins to look like a yacht again

It’s been a busy week on board Maiden at Hamble Yacht Services Refit and Repair, with a number of trades now engaged on deck, down below, and on the hull below the waterline. The painters have primed Maiden: and are now applying filler now as they work on getting a smooth finish before painting and antifouling the hull. There’s been a clear up on deck and down below! The shipwrights are now working on installing the bulkheads aft in the areas for the toilet, nav station and galley. The forepeak

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Crew, Guests and Mile-Builders

Hello All Just a quick notification of how to register for Crew Places, Paying Guest Places and Mile-Builders; Go to the homepage of the website and click on the relevant box. Click on Important Information tab for requirements and then register your details. Please don’t email as we are being swamped! Thank you Tracy Edwards MBE

Four months till launch!

Well firstly I must apologise for the lack of news on the Blog but hopefully you have been following updates from Kaia on our Facebook page. So much has been going on it is hard to know where to start. The welding and hull plate replacement has taken much longer than anticipated as the aluminium was in a much worse state than we had first been informed. This has led to the launch being delayed from 28th June to 24th

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