Thank you to all of those who supported The Maiden Factor Foundation Event on Monday, May 2, 2022, at Yacht Haven Grande Marina in Island Gardens. Over $10,000 was raised from ticket sales and the event day raffle will go toward The Maiden Factor Foundation and their efforts to support global educational programs for disenfranchised young women and girls who have little or no access to education.
The International SeaKeepers Society is proud to have hosted this event with the leadership of the SeaKeepers Women for Ocean Advocacy and is very grateful to IGY Marinas for providing the venue.
During the event, host committee member, Kitty McGowan, announced that USSA donated 50% of the proceeds of the recent Inspire Conference, where Captains Val Doan & Sandy Yawn spoke, to The Maiden Factor Foundation and its efforts.
Bluewater Books & Charts, Eric Spier & Heather Krohn donated a complete set of the latest charts to The Maiden and will continue to keep their voyages on course. As a true Bluewater Sailor, Lisa Jouris, has been invited to sail aboard Maiden from Miami to Charleston.
During the event, the Maiden Crew raffled a gift basket and an experience for a oneon-one interview with Tracy Edwards MBE herself. At the end of the event, Kelly was announced the winner of the package and looks forward to traveling to an upcoming port to enjoy her reward!
The Maiden's Captain Val Doan and Louise Brown visited the New River Middle School and spoke to the school body, who sent along two young budding marine scholars Paige and Keira to the event. They were direct recipients of SeaKeepers Board Member, Patty Elkus’s tickets donation.