The famous sailing yacht Maiden that competed in the Whitbread Round the World race in 1989/90 with an all -female racing crew, will be making a fundraising stopover in Miami on May 2nd as part of its ongoing Maiden Factor Foundation campaign

The yacht Maiden and her crew is sailing to 40 destinations in 20 countries around the world The Seakeeper’s Women for Ocean Advocacy are hosting The Maiden Factor Foundation Event on Monday, May 2, 2022, at Yacht Haven Grande Miami at Island Gardens to honor Tracy Edwards MBE and to benefit The Maiden Factor Foundation. This event will raise funds to support the organization that supports global educational programs for disenfranchised young women and girls who have little or no access to education.

While there is a growing initiative to proffer STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), the Maiden fundraising tour is intended to inspire and empower women and girls to reach their potential through education, to increase gender inequality awareness, and to give them the fighting chance they deserve.

The Maiden Factor Foundation engages with, fundraises for, and supports communities and groups who wish to enable girls with education and to help them remain in education until 18 years old.