The Flotilla has finished but the party is just getting started down at Ocean Village. With the return of all the boat crews, visitors, families and crew members are now settling down in Ocean Village for some food and drinks in the sun, taking the time to soak in the atmosphere and celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The sea legs seem to have settled quickly as throngs of people fill the bars and restaurants in Ocean Village and enjoy some red, white and blue fun.
The Flotilla has returned! Two hours after the pageant commenced its tour of the Bay of Gibraltar, Minister for Culture, Stephen Linares, led the vessels triumphantly back into Ocean Village Marina. All boats in the Flotilla were resplendent in red, white and blue, flying flags and bunting in celebration of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.
As we write this report further vessels are entering the marina, returning to their berths and to an expectant crowd of visitors and well-wishers who have come down to Ocean Village for the day. Once all boats are berthed and their crews are back on dry land, the celebrations will continue with the Champagne Party here at Ocean Village. It has been a truly magnificent day and a spectacular show of patriotism and allegiance to Her Majesty the Queen in celebration of her Diamond Jubilee.
The Diamond Jubilee Gibraltar Flotilla is now returning to Ocean Village to carry on the celebrations on shore with a drinks party organised by Ros Astengo from Ocean Village. The afternoon is set to be great fun and should carry on for a few hours. if your not down here yet, hurry up, you're missing out!
Latest reports from the Flotilla are that they have now reached the East Side of the Rock and there has been a massive turnout on land to show support and enjoy the spectacle. Our reporters at the scene have been amazed by the numbers of people enjoying views of the Flotilla from Europa Point as it cruises past. The pageant is currently turning around at Eastern Beach and preparing to return to port at Ocean Village Marina. If you haven’t already had a chance to see the Flotilla sail past there is still time to find a vantage point somewhere on the Rock in order to catch a glimpse of this fantastic Jubilee Celebration.