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 These are a few of the images that wouldn't fit in the paper... or just weren't fitting! You decide...

 Above, As you can see.. there were lots of valuable prizes... and below.. serious compitition for those prizes... the winner of the mens bikini contest... uuuggghh!

 And you gotta have your pirates...

And you have to have the silly games...

 But the best thing.. really, was the wonderful contact with the community of Palm Island. IMHO this alone makes the whole thing worth the ticket.

 From the main article; For the first time the rally was invited to make a stop at Palm Island. It is an easy 25nm downwind sail from Horseshoe Bay with good holding in Challenger bay. Anchoring was an easy drop of the hook. This was the first time in history of Palm that 40 plus boats were anchored in the bay--all flying Dent to Dunk & courtesy Aboriginal flags. The mayor and his assistant met with Frank and Steve to welcome all to the island and accepted a $500 check from Abel Point Yacht Club for the kids Marine Education Fund.

The islanders had a market the late afternoon with cooked food,
desserts and art. There was also an ice cream truck with soft serve which did heaps of business from the boaties. After a wander around the village and a trip to the retail store for few things, it was time for dancing. Young aboriginal boys did the dancing in their traditional gear & paint. Many pictures were attempted in the twilight.

After the dancing, came Karaoke for all with $100 award for best singer. The anchorage was very calm & quiet (except for the Karaoke!). This was a truly memorable stop for us all & plans are taking place for a bigger event next year. Yachties also gave many thanks to the True Magic committee boat for supplying the fleet with Red Emperor fish that evening.