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A Night in Rio

One of the ARC+ events involved a fancy dress party at the local Yacht Club. The 'Night in Rio' gave us a chance to mix with the other crews and families and get to know our neighbours a little bit better. The drinks flowed thick and fast and everyone took advantage of a break from the pontoon. The quality of the dancing was mixed to say the least, Salsa to Dad Dancing was the order of the night. Prizes were awarded for the best costumes for children, adults and couples. There's a truly international feel with families and crews from Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, France, UK, Ireland, USA, Spain and Poland. Sometimes it's hard to work out where some nomadic yachties

Thanks for Sharing

Thank you to Linda and Trevor, Wynne and Rachel and Martin for coming out to see us in Las Palmas. It was fantastic to be able to share part of our Gran Canaria ARC+ experience with you. It meant a huge amount to Freddie, Jo and Myself. We would have liked to spend more time socialising but the final preparations on Moana have been extremely time consuming. Sorry! The ARC+ build up has been increasingly intense, as work needs to be done on the 75 yachts on the ARC+, with further demands from a the 185 yachts on the main ARC event. The chandleries and trademen are run off their feet and are doing a brilliant job. Thanks also to the Oyster Team who have given Moana a thorough 'health check' a

Arrival in Las Palmas for the ARC+

On 30th October we were out of bed by 5am and getting ready for our lift to Birmingham Airport and the Jet2 flight to Gran Canaria. All went well and we arrived safely at around 2pm. The time is the same as the UK, so there was no need to change our watches. Dad met us at the airport with a sign saying 'Welcome Coconut Bangers' (my first phrase at 3 years old!). It's all very exciting now.... We dropped off Grandma and Trevor at their appartment and arrived on Pontoon S at the Marina, where Moana is moored. The boats near us all have children on board as this is the Family Pontoon for the ARC+. I've already made friends from lots of different countries as the boats are from different plac

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