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Kite Surfing, Spam and mechanics! – Liz Wardley

Halfway out the outboard sputtered and died, and I had to start paddling with my one oar to avoid a superyacht who had just put there anchor out and were trying to berth. They must have thought we were a little close as they kept putting their stern thruster on to push me away – not helping! We then accepted a tow from the harbour master and he took us to the boat and left us there – the mechanic

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Young Sailors take Maiden’s helm in Sint Maarten

The Maiden crew had a great time taking part in the Keelboat Series, with Kidz At Sea and The Sint Maarten Yacht Club sailing school. Some of the young people had only been sailing for a few months, so it was fantastic to see them working so hard and developing their skills. We let the kids do everything, from steering to trimming and grinding. They soaked up all our coaching like sponges. I was coaching the trimmers and grinders and

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Milebuilder Theresa documents her journey onboard Maiden so far…

We’re over half way to Vancouver! It’s been such a surreal experience so far aboard Maiden. I am so excited to be on this journey and sailing into my home port of Vancouver. Leaving Hawaii we were busy with tasks, getting used to the boat, and dealing with up to 2 meter swells while beating upwind in 25 knots at times. The last few days has given us a calmer sea state and lots of beautiful wildlife. I’ve seen pods

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