Ghana Ocean Racing co-founder, Agbeli Ameko, participated in the renowned 40th annual Heineken regatta in St. Maarten and RORC 600 ocean race in Antigua as a guest crew member aboard the 58-foot yacht Maiden. The Maiden was skippered by The Ocean Race veteran Liz Wardley who lead the team to a 3rd place podium finish in the Heineken regatta and 22nd out of 54 starters in the 600 mile RORC race in Antigua.
The Henieken regatta was four days of racing with 149 entries. The racing took place in the waters surrounding the dual-nation island of Sint Maarten/Saint Martin, offering a variety of courses suitable for classes ranging from Maxi's, Ocean Racers, to Multi-haull boats.
The 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 attracted 73 boats from 22 nations and competitors from 37 different countries. The RORC Caribbean 600 is the only offshore race in the Caribbean. The race course which starts and finishes in Antigua weaving its way around 11 islands, going as far north as St. Martin and as far south as Guadeloupe.
Ghana Ocean Racing was established in April 2012 with the aim of introducing ocean racing to the West African nation and increasing diversity in the sport. It has a goal of entering the next edition of The Ocean Race, formerly known as the Volvo Ocean Race.
The Maiden Factor is the vision of UK sailing legend Tracy Edwards to promote access to education for girls from all backgrounds and countries, and to raise funds to help young women realise their full potential.