Last Sunday, a week before the start, the ARC organised the Official Flagg Ceremony with a Flagg Parade along the marina. All sailors participate in their countries with bands and musicians playing. What a feeling! People dancing, the inhabitants of Las Palmas waving and cheering and everyone gathering in a Nations Party! It was unsurrealistic to see all these 26 nations participating, spread in 180 boats with an average of 5 crew members. And everyone is there to share the same experience. Great fun!
Sweden’s and England’s mascots!
Musicians and dansers parading with us.
The Mayor of St Lucia welcoming us over to St Lucia and wishing us a safe sailing over.
Back to our home after another fun day with our new sailor friends