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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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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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