Please select your home edition
Edition
Rooster GETSEASMART 728x90

Maiden begins her two-year world tour

by Libby Mudditt 8 Nov 14:12 PST 7 November 2018
Maiden begins her 2018-2020 world tour to raise awareness and funds for girls' education around the globe © The Maiden Factor

Maiden began her two-year world tour to raise awareness and funds for girls' education around the world, on 7th November, leaving from The Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble for the first stopover to be held in India in December 2018.

Maiden gained acclaim as the first yacht to be sailed around the world by an all-female crew when they raced in the 1989/90 Whitbread Round The World Race. Maiden and her glass ceiling shattering crew paved the way for all women, but particularly those in the yachting world, including her new skippers.

As always, Maiden will be sailed by an all-female crew and throughout the journey, skippering duties will be shared by an incredible collective of record breaking female skippers. Nikki Henderson, the youngest skipper in the 2017/2108 Clipper Round the World Race, is taking on the first two legs. Wendy Tuck, the first female skipper to win a round-the-world yacht race when she won the Clipper Race this year, will take the helm in her home country of Australia.

Tracy Edwards MBE worked tirelessly to bring Maiden back to the UK when she was found abandoned and rotting in the Seychelles; Maiden has undergone an extensive refit over the past 18 months and has been restored to her former glory. Thanks to the invaluable support of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Maiden is sailing again and will help spread the message that every girl has a right to an education.

"Maiden changed my life and now she can help change the lives of girls who are not in education. Sailing on Maiden with a team of women proved to me that anything was possible and through hard work and following my dreams I could reach my full potential. Education can give girls that possibility to increase their life opportunities as Maiden did for me, my team and others who were inspired by her".

The Maiden Factor world tour will take in over 23 destinations in 13 countries where the skipper and crew will dock and meet with charities supporting equal access to education; community led educational projects; school children alongside a wider awareness and fundraising campaign.

www.themaidenfactor.org
www.anythingispossible.world

Arrival dates are:

Beypore / Kerala 28/12/2018
Fremantle 18/01/2019
Sydney 08/02/2019
Auckland 03/03/2019
Cairns 06/04/2019
Hong Kong 10/05/2019
Shanghai 05/06/2019
Tokyo 27/06/2019
Vancouver 07/08/2019
Seattle 23/08/2019
San Francisco 10/09/2019
San Diego 23/09/2019
Punta Arenas, Chile 06/11/2019
Uruguay 24/11/2019
Antigua 03/01/2020
Los Angeles 17/02/2020
Annapolis 31/03/2020
Newport 17/04/2020
New York 17/06/2020
Hamble 24/07/2020
London 03/08/2020
Malta 31/08/2020
Jordan 01/10/2020

Related Articles

DAME Awards special mention for Scanstrut
We speak to Grant Fox about Scanstrut's new products At the METS 2018 marine trade fair we spoke to Grant Fox, Marketing Manager at Scanstrut, who were nominated at this year's show for a DAME award, and received a special mention in the design category for their wireless charging products. Posted today at 12:00 pm
ACR Electronics AISLink CB2 Class B Transponder
Increasing visibility and aiding collision-avoidance in areas of high traffic ACR Electronics, Inc., a manufacturer of life-saving distress beacons and survival equipment, has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of the AISLink CB2 Class B AIS Transponder. Posted today at 5:50 am
New Zhik ECO Wetsuits achieve Special Mention
Dame Awards recognise Zhik's innovations for third year in a row The new Zhik ECO Wetsuit received a Special Mention today at the METS DAME awards, recognising Zhik's innovations in technical sailing apparel for the third year in a row. Posted on 13 Nov
Siren Marine partnership with American Magic
The U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup Siren Marine and New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, are pleased to announce that Siren Marine has been selected as the Official Connected Boat® Supplier to American Magic. Posted on 13 Nov
AISLink CA2 Class A transponder by ACR Electronics
Developed to meet the requirements of global AIS mandates The commercial standard system offers powerful and frequent transmission of AIS information for the exchange of dynamic and static ship data with other AIS systems, significantly aiding collision-avoidance and improving safety for vessels. Posted on 13 Nov
Wessex Resins producing bio-based ENTROPY RESINS
For the European, Middle Eastern, African, Turkish, and Indian markets Wessex Resins is delighted to announce it is now manufacturing ENTROPY RESINS, under license from Gougeon Brothers, Inc., for the European, Middle Eastern, African, Turkish, and Indian markets. Posted on 13 Nov
Yanmar launches 4LV sterndrive models
The new 150 to 250 mhp five-engine range combines with the Yanmar ZT370 sterndrive Yanmar Marine International is launching a full line-up of 4LV sterndrive marine diesel engine models to complete its highly-acclaimed 4LV series of ultra-refined common rail (CR) engines. Posted on 13 Nov
Vetus launches smart-controlled bow pro thrusters
For fully-proportional control for vessels up to 80ft Incorporating an in-house-engineered intelligent motor controller, the new upgraded fully-proportional brushless models deliver all the remarkable features of the BOW PRO series with an added boost function to make life easier for even more boat owners. Posted on 13 Nov
Fusion launches all-weather panel-stereo
Leading manufacturer announces weather proof plug and play solution with bluetooth streaming FUSION®, a worldwide leader in marine audio entertainment, announced today the release of a weather-proof version of all-in-one marine entertainment system – the Panel-Stereo Outdoor. Posted on 11 Nov
Erwin Bamps new CEO for PRESTIGE®
Sundance Marine excited to announce Erwin Bamps has joined the team Sundance Marine is excited to announce Erwin Bamps as the new CEO of PRESTIGE® Erwin joined PRESTIGE® on November 1st, 2018, and has joined the team at the Jeanneau-Prestige head office in Les Herbiers. Posted on 9 Nov
1DSailing FooterAllen Brothers MBW 660 Purchase PowerMelges 14 2018 Footer