Rosemarie Alecio

The David Wallis Trophy - 2005

(Ironhorse)– for her evocative account of a visit to the Kingdom of Tonga's North Minerva Reef entitled: “Stuck in Minerva” which appeared in the OCC house magazine: ‘FLYING FISH’.

This trophy, a gift from the family of the previous editor of the OCC journal FLYING FISH, recognizes the most valuable or otherwise memorable contribution to FLYING FISH during the year. The recipient is nominated by the Editorial Sub-Committee, which felt in this case that Rosemarie had captured to perfection the charm of this clearly very special place -- somewhere which can only be reached by cruising yacht. Her excellent photographs clinched the award.