Noeluna in St Lucia! Dec 11, 0840 UTC (O440 local time)

Noeluna en route pour Singapour
Matthieu Vermersch
Fri 11 Dec 2009 08:39

Dear All,


YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES! WE DID IT! We crossed the line this morning at 0740 UTC after 18 days, 18 hours and 40 minutes, in front of a delirious crowd, hysterical women tearing their clothes and generally people in tears, broken by emotion


With Queens music

“We are the champions,

we are the champions,

no time for losers

cos we are the champions… of the seaaaaaaaaaaas!”


We want to thank our skipper Matthieu, Xavier the coach whose invisible positive presence has always been felt, our wifes and partners, our children, our mothers and fathers, all our ancestors who made this day possible for us, all the cameramen behind the screen that you never see, the script writer, the costume providers, the make-up crew, the Director, our web provider, the stunt men who were on watch at night during the squalls we had to cross, the fishmongers that sold us 2 tunas and 2 mai mai, the crews of the 3 assisting boats that followed us all the way, all the therapists who took care of us during the last three weeks, thank you to all of you cos we are the champions ….of the seaaaaas, and we could not have achieved this without you. But the list would be nothing if we did not include you, the fans, our most faithful supporters, who sent us emails and comments that gave us the boost to accomplish this Neptuneal task. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Noeluna loves you all. It is with deep emotion and humility that we accept the winning prize on behalf of all of you and we will cherish this Trophy forever.

Our victory is yours, our pride is your victory and you are our inspiration.


We now go to have first a ti-punch, then a sleep but our dreams will be aquatic

The 4 of us have shared something unique that will be an ever lasting memory


A massive salute from an overjoyed Atlantic crew. Sail-ho. Time to tack.


Co starring:

Matthieu, the skipper, owner, sponsor, Noeluna’s father, Noeluna’s back-up generator, starboard watch

Come, the brother, fish lover, patch addict, starboard watch

Philippe, the web master, communications manager, co-founding member of the worshipped Port watch

Didier, the mad blogger, cocktail maker, co-founding member of the acclaimed Port watch