Atlantic Odyssey First Arrival: Mercredi Soir arrives in Le Marin on Thursday afternoon

Taking part in the Atlantic Odyssey for the second time, Belgian catamaran Mercredi Soir has had a perfect crossing.

The family crew spanning three generations took only 15 days to make the 2800 miles of ocean from Lanzarote to Martinique, without any mishaps spoiling the great mood on board.

The champagne was uncorked as soon as the start line was crossed at 1410 local time, and the welcome committee, composed of the Cornell Sailing Team and the Tourism Office of Le Marin were on the dock ready to take the lines and extend a warm welcome with lovely local flowers and much appreciated traditional Martinique rum!

The next boat to arrive will be the Australian catamaran Vivant, expected tomorrow morning.

Mercredi Soir’s crew are happy to arrive: parents Gilles and Stephanie, their children Tom and Sam, their aunt Lise and grandfather Etienne

The catamaran Mercredi Soir crosses the finish line

Etienne cracks open the champagne after the start line

Sam’s first steps on land after 15 days at sea

Flowers offered by the Tourism Office of Le Marin

Celebrating the arrival on the pontoon

The crew share a friendly glass with Le Marin Tourism Office

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