It's official! I’m pleased to announce that the legendary yacht, MAIDEN, which Tracy Edwards and crew sailed around the world into the record books in 1989 and hearts of (now) millions... with the recent film... is going to make a 2-hour PIT STOP IN PORT TOWNSEND on their way from Seattle to San Francisco.
Next Thursday, August 15, MAIDEN, under command of Wendy Tuck [First woman captain to WIN an around the world race-2018 Clipper Round the World Race] and a stellar all-woman crew [including Belle Henry, who's been involved since the restoration this round in England] who are circumnavigating the world in support of girls education aka The Maiden Factor will make their way to PT from the departure ceremony in Seattle.
We expect MAIDEN to round Marrowstone Point anytime after 1500 (3pm) local time and make her way to Northwest Maritime Center dock by 1600 (4pm). The public is invited to see the boat on-the-water (power, row, sail, SUP... you name it!) as she sails across the bay and, to see the boat from the Point Hudson jetty and the NW Maritime Center decks and dock while she is here.
At approximately 1600(4pm) local time, a team of 4 female mariners from our community will take MAIDEN's lines. Carol Hasse, owner of Hasse & Company Port Townsend Sails will officially welcome MAIDEN to Port Townsend. There will be opportunity for some Q/A with the crew and boat tours AS TIME ALLOWS. This is a short stop, added onto a very busy schedule.
Let's give a big community welcome to the boat and crew of a world endeavor near and dear to our hearts, too! The mission that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE for girls and women. Education and sailing are a powerful combination--one this town celebrates at work and home everyday. Everyone is welcome to come down to the dock. Please do!
The Schooner Adventuress will be finishing a week-long program hours before MAIDEN arrives. If you're down at the NWMC dock early, there's another legendary boat to see. Adventuress Captain and crew have graciously coordinate schedules to help make this Pit Stop in PT possible. Huge thanks to Sound Experience aboard the Schooner Adventuress !
I've made this post public. So, please share it with friends and organizations you think would like to see MAIDEN (the boat) in Port Townsend and come on down to the NWMC next, Thursday, Aug 15! 1600-1800 (4-6pm)
MAIDEN, the movie, will be held over for a 3rd week, showing 3x a day. Go Rose Theatre for tickets and times. Also, FREE POSTERS will be available at the August 15th event. (while supply lasts)
TO ALL who might want to bring your boat to Port Townsend and sail in an informal flotilla with MAIDEN (if you can keep up!) out to Point Wilson as they head off to San Francisco, you can make reservations to stay overnight at Point Hudson Marina: (360) 385-2828. It's adjacent to NWMC dock. Just sayin'!
NOTE: MAIDEN is in Seattle right now at Bell Harbor marina. There will be an open boat in SEATTLE on Saturday, August 10th from 11-4. Go to The Maiden Factor website or social media sites for location.