Atlantic Odyssey: The Arrivals Keep On Coming, The Nations Too

After the arrival of two new catamarans yesterday morning, the New Zealander Comfortably Numb and the German Invictus, the first mono-hull of the fleet to arrive, followed by the Portuguese Irresistible Ocean, crossed the finish line at the start of the evening and passed the night anchored in the bay of Le Marin. They were followed in the night by French catamaran Ti Punch, the Swedish mono-hull Gunsan, and finally Seamount, another Portuguese mono-hull. Not long after sun rise the Australian Alba and the New Zealander Shapeshifter made their arrivals.

The nautical ballet of the past 24 hours was completed in the afternoon by French yacht New Horizon and British QP arriving just before sunset.

All of these arrivals were the chance for reunions and congratulations, as well as stories, anecdotes and adventures told with relish, accounts of mishaps during the voyage: a collision with a whale, a hydrogenerator attacked by a blue marlin, a broken porthole which let in several hundred litres of water, but also fish, animal observations, and above all the simple pleasure of having crossed this ocean so as to be once again among friends in the warmth of the Caribbean…

Invictus after crossing the line


A welcome drink for the crew of Comfortably Numb


The crew of Invictus, with representatives from the Marin Tourism Office who had prepared the welcome rum punch


Reunion on board Invictus for the crews of the first arrivals


Irresistible Ocean needed a tow from Erick on the committee boat into the marina


First moments on the dock for the crew of Alba


The Irresistible Ocean crew happy to have managed to dock without an engine


Ti Punch enters Cul de Sac du Marin


The Ti Punch crew enjoys a well-deserved welcome rum punch


The New Zealander Shapeshifter had had a successful crossing


Seamount’s crew are happy to have arrived


Gunsan crew members enjoy their first steps ashore and their first Caribbean rum


New Horizon cross the arrival line


The family of New Horizon are happy to have arrived


QP crosses the line just before sunset


QP crew jump for joy on the pontoon!


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