Owing to family commitments and travel I'm pretty much going to miss out on earning a Chel Gret. Making them bound prevents me from buying one later on and guarantees that I'll miss out on a ship I've been wanting for a looong time.
PWE, please unbind these ships. Please understand that Christmas is a time where people travel to spend time with their families and can't be online. Don't make us miss out because we're celebrating Christmas with those that we love.
I would ask that this not be done, since they bound this ship on pickup to ensure rarity and make sure players actually play to get it. And this ship's box is like the Oddy and Vesta and Bort. Character bound on pickup.
A few of my friends have this issue, and I'm going to suggest to you what I told them: Find someone you trust and give them your login, and they can log on once a day on each of your characters and run the race (which is really easy to win).
For once, I actually don't mind that a ship is being bound to character. Why? Because it's a ship that can be feasibly obtained for free (not everyone is l33t at grinding credits, or anything else for that matter). Since there's the definite free-of-cost option, I really don't mind this ship being character-bound. The fleet ships are a completely different issue, though