The Blue Marlin Inn hosted its fifth annual Sail Past at the Port Alberni waterfront. Boats decked in Christmas lights and inflatable decorations sailed through the harbour while the crowd enjoyed hot chocolate, hot dogs and chili. The event ended with a fireworks show from the Mars Rustler.
Roy Kemps took first place with his boat, “Starlight One.” Craig Filipchuk took second place with his Blue Marlin boat. He donated his $500 in winnings to charity. John Douglas took third place with his boat, “The Clipper.”