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Amelia’s Blog

  Saturday 7th December Finally, it feels like the weather is beginning to warm up! Today started for me at 0130 when I came on watch to swap with Tilly. We were burning past Gibraltar with 20 knots of wind on the starboard quarter and a heavy sea state pushing us along. As day broke the wind swung around onto the nose and we started to get wet on deck, but this didn’t matter much to us and the weather

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News from Tilly Ajanko

    From Baiona to Malta Sara Hastreiter and Tilly in Baiona After a week in port, we’re all happy to be out on the water again. Choppy head winds turned into nice gentle downwind breeze and we got to Cascais about 24 hours after departing Baiona. Lack of wind meant motoring which meant lots of time for Amelia to get her newly purchased fishing gear out. Unfortunately Portuguese fish weren’t co-operative and Amelia didn’t get a single bite. That’s

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Greetings from Baiona

    Greetings from Baiona! As Maiden makes her way towards India she is stopping in at various ports to dodge the weather which due to the delay in the refit is not optimal for her to be making her way south.  These ‘pit stops’ are also really useful for dealing with any issues that arise and to carry out maintenance.  The crew is still getting to know the newly refitted Maiden and how she performs on the water. Cruising

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Sweeping across the Bay of Biscay

  Nikki Henderson – Skippers Log Update 26/11/2018 1700UT approximately 50NM due west of La Coruna on NW tip of Spain. Since leaving Plymouth, we have had a great few days at sea. First 30 hours we motored, through rain – saw a few whole rainbows – looked for the gold but sadly none to be found.  Lovely sigh of relief and relaxation to lose sight of land.  7 girls in their element.  The green monster behaved himself and everyone

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Two years since we bought Maiden she sets sail

    Well it seems fitting that Maiden continued her World Tour exactly two years to the day that we managed to buy Maiden after two years of fundraising!   On Friday 23rd November my daughter, Mack and I drove to Plymouth to catch up with Skipper Nikki Henderson and the crew.  The three guest crew had just spent their first night on Maiden and it was just a tad chilly as we have no heater.  Volvo veteran Sara Hastreiter,

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