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Kirsten, Lottie, Shealin and Theresa: meet Maiden’s new milebuilders!

By using her opportunity to sail onboard Maiden, Lottie hopes to further her ocean going skills, whilst at the same time promoting the values and benefits of female education and the opportunities it can create for young girls who aspire to achieve their dreams, which hard work, study and commitment can bring.

Maiden draws close to Hawaii! The last collection of updates from Sharon Ferris-Choat

S1’00.987W156’08.668 Boat speed 9.4 knotsWind speed 14.5 knotsWind direction 118′Waves 2m (side on) Distance to the equator 61.4nmDistance to Honolulu 1335nm What a night – it was epic on Maiden! Imagine it is completely dark, I mean dark outside. You cannot see more than 3 feet in front of you. There is a storm outside that is side onto you and is changing in strength all the time. Also, on this country road, your van has no headlights, no brakes

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Birthdays, black clouds and birds! A collection of updates from Sharon Ferris-Choat onboard Maiden.

S23’52.041W165’49.941 Wind direction 095Boat speed 8.5 knotsTrue wind speed 12.9 knotsTime 9:37am NZ time What a beautiful day! The wind came in from the East 80 miles sooner than expected. It got up to a solid 20 knots last night. This made for fantastic reaching conditions with a full moon and flat water. We are now in our reaching mould; if we can keep this speed we have less of a chance of running out of wind again. But- the weather

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Meet Maiden’s Milebuilders!

We also have three new milebuilders onboard Maiden from Sydney to Auckland. Let’s get to know them! KATE PALFREY (UK) Kate (or Mrs G to her school children) is passionate about sailing and passionate about education, the education of girls in particular. She is Deputy Head teacher at St Swithun’s Prep School, Winchester. A school with the values of Grit, Gratitude and Generosity and which embraces all that the Maiden Factor stands so much so that is has chosen the

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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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