Marie Gallant takes her first sail after being in harbour for many years. This French beauty of a yacht has two round the world trips under her belt already, and after being lovingly restored by her new owner is ready for her first test drive.
Christmas Eve was the chosen day, and after the usual delays she was ready to set sail. A small drizzle saluted her out of Simonstown harbour, and after stretching her wings she kicked into high gear as the wind filled her new sails and the sun came out to greet her and her new crew. Well done to Paul and her crew for the months of work spent restoring Marie Gallant to her former stature and for a fantastic first sail, it was wonderful to be on board and witness the jubilation of a job well done!