Even though current events are not very conducive to warm moments of reunion and sharing, Australia managed in September to escape the real world for a Lagoon Escapade. Every year, The Multihull Group, Lagoon’s Australian representative, organizes an escapade in the Whitsunday Islands. This year again, they offered Lagoon owners an enchanting time.
Complying with the health measures in force, 17 Lagoon catamarans and their crews met up at Cape Gloucester, to the west of the islands, to admire a beautiful sunset.
The next day, after a French-style breakfast, anchors were weighed and the lines cast off to take on the first race of the stay. The participants were so in sync that it was almost a perfect ballet!
This 14 nautical mile race was supposed to be a gentle start, but that was without counting on the competitive spirit of the Lagoon crews. A beautiful stretch of water, with 15 to 18 knots of southeast wind, allowed the owners to develop tactical plans and set about challenging each other.
On their return, 60 sailors proudly dressed in turquoise T-shirts invaded Cape Gloucester beach for an afternoon of games, drinks and tasty food.
On the program: the now famous paddleboard race and beret throwing competition!
A convivial moment for these Lagoon owners, as Greg Harding, owner of a Lagoon 440 explains: “I can't believe that the Lagoon family manages to gather so many people every year from all over Australia and even from abroad. For the families it's really an exclusive event. Our children play around us, we have fun, we enjoy ourselves, we really feel part of the Lagoon family thanks to these events.”
For more information about this escapade, click here.