BVI: Session 1 - Sailing Curls

Posted: Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Adventures in Muskmelon

Location: Muskmelon Bay, Guana Island
Author: Clay S.
To start off the day we ate a healthy breakfast of eggs and delicious fruit. Furthermore we got out the inside of a pineapple and made a pineapple lemonade drink to put inside of it. After that, we went sailing around Muskmelon Bay. Once we finished sailing, we made a boom swing. The boom swing was definitely one of the best parts of the day. Later in the day, we went to beach and had a BBQ. We ate hamburgers, hot dogs and juice.

Posted: Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Sailing Through Life Together

Location: Muskmelon Bay, Guana Island
Author: Ava K.
To start the day Sailing Curls woke up to a pancake party! We devoured the pancakes before heading to pick up water. After a short, wait Curls headed to Trellis Bay for a delicious lunch and some shore time. Everyone headed back to the boat with full stomachs. We then departed for a two-hour sail, which we used to relax and learn more about sailing by going through a whole sailing circle. That meant that we went through every point of sail. Once anchoring at our final spot for the night the whole crew took showers. After we were all clean the whole crew sat together on deck to enjoy chili and rice served alongside a salad for dinner. To top off the exciting day, Curls discussed many lessons and reflected about life.

Posted: Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Diving the Chimney’s

Location: Marina Cay
Author: Diego T.
As we awoke from a long night’s rest, we were ready for a new day full of adventures. Once we reached Great Dog Island, our team moored the boat. The Vega scuba divers began their day finishing the final exam in which they all passed. We then dinghied over to Erocibar where we learned to tie monkeys fist and Turk’s Head knots. Once back on the boat the chefs cooked everyone a lunch of quesadillas. After lunch, we prepared for the scuba dive. Split into small groups we explored the depths of the Chimney’s. The aquatic life that lived in the reefs below was spectacular. Venturing through the crevices in the rocks quickly became everyone’s favorite part of the day. When the dives ended it was time to sail over to Marina Cay, where the anchor team assembled and was able to anchor us on the first try. The chefs were hard at work again when it was time to prepare dinner. Following dinner, we showered quickly in hopes of getting a seat at the Lifeworks Forum that is taking place later tonight.

Posted: Sun, Jun 25, 2017

Man Overboard Drill

Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Author: Morgan L.
After a long night dive, we will awake at 6:45 with the beaming sun! Once breakfast was devoured, we set sail for a long journey to Marina Cay to get some more water, but more importantly learn some sailing skills. “Man Overboard!” We screamed as the fender drifted through the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Thankfully, the crew managed to rescue the fender and we continued our adventurous sail. A few hours later, we dropped our anchor back at Mountain Point to settle in for a “Thanksgiving dinner” as the sun sunk back into the ocean.

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