The end of Maiden’s restoration – which has been supported by Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, the daughter of King Hussein I – comes just a few months after the finale of the latest Volvo Ocean Race. AkzoNobel was the official Boatyard supplier for the event and provided the coatings for all seven competing yachts, including team AkzoNobel, which finished fourth overall.
One of the guest skippers during the three-year voyage will be Dee Caffari, who skippered the Turn the Tide on Plastic boat in the recent Volvo Ocean Race. Commenting on the restoration, she said: “It’s 30 years since the iconic Maiden yacht forged a pathway with a special team of women. Now she is back and continuing to push boundaries and help make a difference. Back in her Whitbread glory she was coated by AkzoNobel, and today she has been made to look fantastic again by the same company. The support to The Maiden Factor has been incredible and is testament to the impact she has made, and is continuing to make, on so many people.”
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