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BVI: Session 2 - Caribbean Soul

Posted: Tue, Jul 26, 2011

The Last Day

Location: West End, Tortola
Author: Dana L.
The last day on the Soul Cafe. Today is race day as well as the last. We began our morning getting prepared for the race. All the skippers had a meeting before it started. Once it was time we all got ready and set sail. The course was from the Bight to Road Town and then back to Great Harbor. We all had a lot of fun taking turns managing the helm. The race was about two hours. After the race was over we had to start our intense boat clean. We washed every dish and wiped every part of the boat possible. We cleared all the cabinets and washed all the floors. As we arrived at West End we spotted a dolphin. That was the first dolphin I’ve seen in my life besides a zoo or an aquarium. When we docked we resumed our clean. It took three times for Caribbean Soul to pass boat inspection but we got there. It was extremely hectic. We got three hours at port, having lunch and more shopping. Our last BBQ is tonight and we are already packed for our departures tomorrow. I’ve had the best summer experience and I’ll miss everyone that I’ve met.

Posted: Sun, Jul 24, 2011

The Rhone

Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Casey K.
Today was probably one of my favorites during this entire three weeks in the BVI. We sailed over to Salt Island early this morning from our anchorage in Peter Island to take our shot at diving a vessel wreckage called the Rhone. The ship sank during a hurricane in the 1800s, and there’s a super cool story behind the people on Salt Island who went out in the storm to rescue them. The people just happened to save items directly associated with the monarchy in England, so as a reward the Queen herself gave the people Salt Island. The only tax they pay for it, even to this day, is a single bag of salt. It is rumored that this salt sits on the Queen’s dinner table even in the present. How cool is that?! After the dive we returned to Great Harbor for some wakeboarding and waterskiing. I’m the only girl on my boat who can wakeboard, which is pretty awesome. Tomorrow is race day, and the other boats in this fleet better watch out, because Caribbean Soul is going to rack up some major gnar points. On that note, the Soul Crew is going to finish watching Transformers, and maybe go Argo-ing in our dinghy Argo. Keep calm, sail on!!

Posted: Sat, Jul 23, 2011

Sailing Race

Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Eleanore P.
Aujord’hui, nous avons commence por une couise voilier contre voilier. Etant le skipper, j’ai du me lever tres tot pour aller a la reunion de tout les skippers. Les regles etaiant simple; s’aligner, “pull out the jib,” et partir le plus vite possible. C’etoit assez marrant. La musique a fond, les cheveux dans le fond, nous avons foncer pour tenter da gagnar. Malheureusemant, nous n’avons pas reussit mais nous avons passer un moment formidable. Plustard nous nous sommes pose dan un port pour reprendre des forces et nous ravitailler. Vers 1h nous sommes parti pour tenter une deuxieme course mais le temps nous in a empecher. Pour finir nou avons voyager pendant 2h . Pour finir dans un petit endroit magnifique. Nous avons nettoyer tout le bateau et nous sommes douche. Maintenant nous allons mange et ce soir nous allons faire un “sail chat” pour reviser avant le grand test. Voila ce fut notre journee.

Posted: Thu, Jul 21, 2011

Expert Sailors

Location: Sandy Spit, Green Cay
Author: Tiger
Today was a fantastic day. My shipmates and I were able to sail for five consecutive hours. Over the past few weeks everyone on board has learned multiple aspects and techniques about sailing. Everyone also feels much closer to each other now, and for the most part we all cooperate and work together to have fun and keep a clean ship. I’m overall enjoying the trip and I keep learning new things every day!

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