Mumbai: As part of the Vasco Da Gama Yacht Rally, 35 international yachts started sailing from Turkey in October last year.
The rally, which is now in its last phase, will culminate at Vasco Da Gama city in Goa.
But before it's curtains down for the sailors, they attended the brunch party that was organised in their honour, at the Salt Water Grill in Marine Drive, Mumbai.
Apart from the culinary delights, the venue also had a nice ambience.
What’s interesting is that it wasn’t just the sailors who were a part of the rally.
Their four – legged best friends accompanied them too. "We bring him always with us. And that's a little problem. Debbie (her dog) can pee and all those on board," says a sailor, Elizabeth.
Another sailor, Lowe, couldn’t help but gush about his dog: "He's my third dog. He's a Welish Terrier. And I'm now sailing for almost 15 years always with these types of dogs."
As the dogs and their masters were busy having a ball at the Salt Water Grill, Bollywood actor Sunil Shetty arrived at the party. Sunil was there to flag off the yachts for their remaining journey to Goa.
And Sunil seemed eager to promote this sport in Maharashtra. "It's always about Goa or the Kerala backwaters, not realising that Maharashtra has equally good waters," says Sunil.
After brunch, it was time for the customary farewell to the ancient mariners.
As they strapped on their life jackets and took on the motor-boat ride to the deep seas, Sunil Shetty flagged of their journey.