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BLOG POST BY NICOLA TRINDER

19/04/2019 Hi all! There’ll be a few people reading this blog who are just as surprised as me to see me on Maiden sailing to Sydney with 6 professional sailors, but sometimes in life, the wind changes in an unexpected direction (see what I did there?!) and provides you with opportunities that you must take; once-in-lifetime experiences. Two weeks ago, my partner, Simon was helping Maiden out with some of their stopover maintenance in Freo, and then suddenly he had

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A short update from the Maiden crew in Fremantle:

The team is working hard and still in great spirits, getting Maiden back to peak condition in a record time, ready to start the next leg to Sydney from Fremantle.  Everything is being checked and serviced: engine, sails, rigs, electronics, water-maker, generator – even the head torch! We want to say a big thank-you to the amazing locals and club members whose continuous support has meant we’ve been able to do our work a lot faster.

BLOG POST BY AYESHA LOBO – 27/03/19

BLOG POST BY AYESHA LOBO 27/03/18 With only 450 miles to go, energy on board is quite revived and everyone is in race mode as land is so close. We have had all sorts of adventures on board, as you have read about in our previous blogs, which is very exciting for me as this is my first real ocean passage! The last two days have been blissful weather of clear skies and perfect sailing conditions. This has been great

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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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