The Prizegiving for Leg 2, Bermuda to Azores was held at Fort Sao Roque Restaurant in Ponta Delgada where everyone enjoyed a delicious dinner and local wines. It was indeed a day for celebration, laughter, and story sharing after the Atlantic crossing and Azores adventures.
In S. Miguel, we said farewell to the fantastic crews of Blonde Moment, Griselda and Charlotte, who will make their way to northern Europe. Fair winds! You still can follow their progress here.
It was time to move on and continue further south on our Azores cruise to the remote island of Santa Maria, where participants refueled and enjoyed some time on land before heading back to sea. They arrived on a grey, rainy day but it didn’t take long until the sun came back again as promised as Santa Maria is famous for its good weather, making this the “sunny island” of the Azores.
Due to light winds expected a gate start to place 30 hours ahead of the planned starting time. This passage has been calm with not much to report and the Canadian flagged Outremer Norm the Storm was the first to arrive in Lagos after 4 days at sea.
Fourteen other Rally boats will follow to arrive in the lively Marina de Lagos across the next few days, where our adventures together will come to an end with last dinner taking place on Sunday 18th at Marina Club Lagos Resort, sponsored by Marina de Lagos.