BVI: Session 1 - Sailing Curls

Posted: Wed, Jun 29, 2016

Day 15- Sydney’s

Location: Sidney’s, Jost van Dyke
Author: Andrew F.
We started an early day off with cereal and got ready to hike. We had tons of fun but right now we just left and I’m writing this as we are sailing away to a destination called Sandy Cay where we are going to have a sandcastle building contest which hopefully we will win. After that what we have all been waiting for today is dinner/party at Sydney’s and after that we will go to bed for our next awesome day..

Posted: Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Day 14- Ice!

Location: Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
Author: Leah A.
This morning in the always lovely BVI we woke up to oatmeal after a post BBQ rest. Today was another rotation day, so we were able to waterski/wakeboard, watch a stellar video about Irving Johnson, and go scuba diving. Scuba diving was especially awesome today because all of our Vegas received their dive certifications! Woohoo! Also our incredible advanced divers received their boat specialty and fish ID specialty today. What a day! We gathered together midday for some tuna salad sandwiches and left Muskmelon Bay for Cane Garden Bay, led by Dave the whole way. We listened to good tunes and were even able to experience an energetic dance party with Juan! Feeling god, we arrived at Cane Garden and filled with some water, and to our excitement we got a special treat- ice! We ate luxuriously today at dinner, and tonight was the best night because our very own Mike, the director of AQ, joined us for a meal this evening. We chatted over some Thai peanut chicken and discussed some of our funniest injury stories in light of Gwen’s bump on her head. We had a great conversation with Mike and create closer bonds every single day. We finished the dishes and came together for a sail chat. We are getting a lot of sleep tonight because we have a big day ahead of us tomorrow and we’re extremely excited! Day 14 is in the book! Thank you ActionQuest.

Posted: Mon, Jun 27, 2016

Day 13- Rotation Day

Location: Sommer’s Beach, Tortola
Author: Alex P.
Today was day 13 on the vessel Sailing Curls. We started up the day with a radical breakfast. Then we backed it up with some gnarly scuba diving, reading depths of up to 65 feet! In our next rotation we learned about boat systems and how they function, then we went straight into some watersports such as wakeboarding, kneeboarding, and waterskiing. Then we ended the day with a Pico race and a truly spectacular beach BBQ.

Posted: Sun, Jun 26, 2016

Day 12- The Gnarliest Sailing Day Of All Time

Location: Muskmelon Bay, Guana Island
Author: David O.
This morning we got up and immediately it became the best because we had pancakes that we could eat. Our record for consecutive flips was five. Breakfasts are always the best meal. We did sailing circles, they are a simple drill, and we weren’t really going as fast as we could go. Once we really got out of our protected cove and unfurled the jib we started going. We had a solid 3 hour sail. On day 5 we had a lot of wind and fully un-reefed our sails, but it was a rough ride and kept us from keeping a straight course and waves soaked us. Today we had none of these problems. The wind was a solid 15 knots and blowing the same way as the current so the boat was sailing a lot better. We took our time all day on a starboard tack, hitting a solid 7 knots. Throughout the day we transitioned from the leeward side of the islands to the windward side. The leeward side is known for its white sandy beaches, but the windward side is much more pristine, with enormous rock formations stretching throughout. Today was hard to beat.

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