Tony Mutter from Albany who is crewing on the yacht “Vestas 11th Hour Racing” was given the pen in Alicante, Spain, by Teresa Bullock a UK Magistrate who in turn was gifted the pen by Wallis Walker when they met up in London at the end of August.
Our pen was on the first yacht into Lisbon, Portugal on the first leg of the Volvo Race,
"Vestas 11th Hour" takes line honours at Lisbon. Photo: Jesus Renedo, Volvo Ocean Race
So as Tony Mutter sails the seven seas he has a memento to remind him of his home city of Auckland.
Let’s hope the pen lasts the distance and arrives in working order when the Volvo Ocean Race reaches Auckland in Jan/ Feb 2018.