Tracy Edwards confirms entry of Maiden for Lonely Rock Race

Since her recent full refit, Maiden has been back on the start line of events such as the Caribbean 600 to raise funds for The Maiden Factor Foundation, but due to Covid-19 the world tour is on hold and Maiden was shipped to Southampton. But the Royal Western Yacht Club is hoping that the Lonely Rock Race will be the restart for the iconic yacht.

“We are thrilled that Maiden has been invited to take part in the Lonely Rock Race,” says Edwards. “We think that bringing the original race back to its roots is an outstanding idea. Obviously, Maiden’s participation will be dependent upon it being safe to do so and the current situation having changed significantly.

“We are currently in the process of fundraising and hope to be in a position to compete and to support the Royal Western Yacht Club in the promotion of this prestigious event.”

“We are really pleased to see such an iconic yacht take interest in this race and understand our reasons for running it,” says Commodore of the RWYC, Chris Arscott. “As a former Whitbread Round the World Race competitor, it will be a fantastic sight to see Maiden lining up alongside the two generations of Volvo Ocean Race boats also competing in this historic race.”

Entries close on Friday July 24th, with the understanding that any current entry price will be honoured should the race be postponed. The entry procedure is open for all boats under 70ft in length.

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