Peters & May Group are immensely proud to have put together a custom solution to ship the former Whitbread Farr 58’ yacht ‘Maiden’ home to Southampton, UK.
She was abandoned in the Seychelles and subsequently bought by Maiden Rescue to start her next chapter of history.
In order to do that they needed to find a practical solution that would bring her home for an extensive refit at HYS in Hamble, UK.
With the Seychelles being a remote area, with limited shipping options for a yacht of her size, Peters & May Yacht Racing Logistics were able to induce the Rolldock ‘SKY’ Flo Flo Vessel that Peters & May Commercial had chartered for other cargo shipment from Asia to Europe.This team work within the Peters & May Group meant that ‘Maiden’ was discharged directly to water in grand fashion at Southampton Port on the 24th of April, with Peters & May’s Senior Loadmaster Shane Brearley in charge of operations for this iconic moment.
In 1989, Maiden, skippered by Tracy Edwards made history as the first all-female crew to race around the globe in the Whitbread Round the World Race. Winning two legs and coming second overall - a British record that is still held to this day.
Maiden’s Skipper Tracey Edwards MBE said- “Thank you for shipping Maiden home!! With Craig’s personal approach, determination and experience ‘anything is possible’”
Also in attendance was Craig Stanbury, Global Yacht Racing Logistics Director at Peters & May, he commented “Due to her location and size it was a challenge to find an efficient solution for the cradling and shipment of ‘Maiden’. Peters & May having worked with the ‘Maiden’ campaign previously during The Whitbread Round The World Race are proud to be a part of it working together with friends in the industry to get her home safely. We are all delighted to help make it happen for Tracy and the team”About the Maiden Factor- http://www.themaidenfactor.org
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