Day 17 – Race Day!
Posted: Thu, Jul 3, 2014
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Today was an awesome day! It started off at 5AM with a short dinghy ride to watch the sunrise, which was amazing, even though we got surprised with some rain. Then we had a delicious breakfast of oatmeal. Followed by a skippers meeting for me, while my crew prepared the boat. For the first race we were seated 7th in line.We worked together to pull out the jib, being one of the first boats out of the line finishing in 5th place, which we were all very excited about.Once we got our sails down we grabbed a mooring ball and grabbed a quick bite to eat.We were back on Bella by 1:30 ready to begin our second race. Lining up third for this race, my mates, Derek, Josh and Ian helped Bella come in 4th for this race. During this race we all sat up on the high side listening to music. After getting down our sails for the second time today it was time to anchor and being making a Mexican feast. Once we finished dinner, it was time for Aaron, Linda and Karl to attempt to beat our clean up time. Our time was 15:33 with 2 penalties, they put up a good fight but they fell second behind our fast time. Currently we are all sitting on the bow eating Derek’s Fig Newtons. We are all trying to make the best of our last days together as a team.