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Tracy Edwards Welcomes All Female Yacht Maiden That Sails into New York on Empowerment Mission

3rd June 2022
Maiden sailed into New York on Wednesday, 1 June and was met by a flotilla of boats at the iconic Statue of Liberty
Maiden sailed into New York on Wednesday, 1 June and was met by a flotilla of boats at the iconic Statue of Liberty Credit: Bjoern Kils

Iconic vintage yacht Maiden sailed into New York on Wednesday, 1 June and was met by a flotilla of boats at the iconic Statue of Liberty at around 1700hrs and escorted in to One 15 Brooklyn Marina.

In New York for the month of June, Maiden will be host to visits by children from schools, various girls’ organisations and charities; the crew will also participate in STEM events with sailing clubs and there will also be boat tours, fundraising events as well as a screening of the award-winning documentary ‘Maiden’ to be held at Pier 17, South Street Seaport Museum on 13 June 2022.

Mission founder and 1989 round the world yachtswoman Tracy Edwards in New YorkMission founder and 1989 round the world yachtswoman Tracy Edwards in New York Photo: Bjoern Kils

Maiden’s mission is to work with, raise funds for and support communities to enable girls into education and empower and support them to remain through their teenage years to reach their full potential and create better futures

Maiden has become a Global Ambassador for the Empowerment of Girls through Education. 

Mission founder and 1989 round the world yachtswoman Tracy Edwards was on hand to meet the boat's arrival in Brooklyn. The British MBE was in Dun Laoghaire Harbour for an evening in late May at the Royal Irish Yacht Club as Afloat reported here.

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