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Maiden announces her participation in the 2023 Ocean Global Race

by The Maiden Factor 20 Feb 2023 03:55 PST 10 September 2023
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Tracy Edwards MBE and title sponsor of The Maiden Factor World Tour, DP World, the global logistics leader, are delighted to announce that the iconic yacht Maiden and her all-female crew will enter the 2023 Ocean Global Race (OGR).

Part of the strong 'flyer class', in the race Maiden will be up against other historic Whitbread boats from the 70's onwards.

Maiden will take a break from her world tour, which began in September 2021, having covered nearly 30,000nm visiting 20 destinations and engaging with schools, charities and organisations as part of her mission to educate, empower and elevate girls, increasing their life and career choices and also raising money to fund girls' educational projects around the world. The OGR will provide a great opportunity to amplify Maiden's mission and the importance of educating all girls for better futures for all.

Maiden who is currently in Cape Town, SA, will sail back to the UK for final preparations for the September 2023 start, once again with a young female skipper and crew of up and coming sailors from around the world, who will no doubt inspire another generation of women and girls to follow their dreams.

Tracy Edwards MBE commented on Maiden's entry into the OGR and said: "We are very excited to take part in the 2023 Ocean Global Race, over 30 years since Maiden and the first all female crew defied the odds in the 89/90 Whitbread race. Since then Maiden has become a Global Ambassador for empowerment of girls through education and we have a young skipper and crew who will have the experience of a lifetime, just as we did all those years ago."

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