Each colour group in the human rainbow was led by it's own Captain. The Captains supervise the painting of their colour group and then lead them out on the road. If the procession breaks up due to intersections or traffic lights, the front Captain leads their section of the parade until the regroup in Malabar Rd. Next year we will have a Captain for the costumed riders too.
Captains are generally chosen from our core group of volunteers. They are almost always women, we have no idea why, it just worked out that way.
If you would like to be a Captain you should write to us soon as there are very few places. Most of the Captains from 2005 will be leading their riders again next year.