Sunday nights' Prizegiving went amazing, with an incredible buffet and a variety of drinks, the skippers of most of the vessels gave a speech of appreciation. EQ2 and Fidelio took first place for their divisions taking home the grand pink pigeon trophy which was most appreciated.
It was a great evening of socialising and laughing, Footloose decided that Chao Lay most deserved the blue jacket.
Danica I took home the shot glass prize for an outstanding ETA of 5 minutes and Christine took second place with and incredible 4.5 engine hour’s versus other participants which averaged between 10-25 engine hours.
It was a long trip from Cocos Keeling Islands to Mauritius and the participants were very excited to get together again.
After a traditional Blessing Ceremony with all the religions ambassadors attending, the start from Mauritius to Reunion took place in a 12 knot wind and cloudy sky. The fleet zoomed into the distance with Charm, Lunatix and Christine crossing the starting line ahead of the fleet.
With only around 130 nautical miles to sail, it will be a very short and fast crossing with the fleet expected to arrive at Le Port in Reunion in less than 24 hours.