At 11.12 GMT yesterday, Maiden II crossed the start line in Cadiz, heading for San Salvador as Tracy Edwards' girls attempt Atlantic record
At 11.12 GMT yesterday, Maiden II crossed the start line in Cadiz, heading for San Salvador. The 110ft maxi-catamaran encountered 25 knots of wind from 310 degrees, gusting up to 35/40 knots. A nasty cross sea of 3 metres slowed progress, yet the mixed crew has managed to average 15 knots since the start.
Sailing Director Tracy Edwards commented: “It was extremely exciting to hear the news from the boat that the crew has commenced their transatlantic record attempt.
“It’s fantastic to get the proper programme underway, but of course I’d rather be on board. I’ve complete faith in the crew, and know that if they get the right weather conditions they can break this record.”