Day 17- Race Day!
Posted: Sat, Jul 23, 2016
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Today was by far one of the best days! We started our day off with an early breakfast that consisted of oatmeal and cereal. After breakfast, Julie and I went to a meeting for skippers to get briefed about the racecourse that we were about to dominate. We discussed the chart and where we were racing, shortly after that, we pulled the anchor up and we were smooth sailing. Our first race was a good starting point that helped us learn many lessons to improve our sailing and teamwork. After that we went to port and enjoyed some delicious food and refreshing drinks. We also had the opportunity to shop and buy some ice cream. We then hang out with our friends and then hopped back in the dinghy to go back to Caribbean Soul Too. We prepared ourselves for the second race of the day that consisted of many tacks and concentration. We all worked on something, whether that meant sitting on the high side of the boat trying to balance the boat out, helming, trimming the main or jib. After a long sail we finally completed the course and came in 5th place. Although we did not come in first, we all know that we worked our hardest to make it memorable. We then anchored the boat and began a wonderful and extravagant dinner. Tonights dinner was Mexican night, which included tortillas, beans, rice, meat, salad, and of course veggies. The food was adored by everyone, we made our way though cleaning quickly and then we studied with Fritz for a big final sail exam while waiting for Wondy and Jess to return from their night dive. After that we were rewarded with a game of silent karaoke. Later on, we were off to bed after an exhausting day and thought about the wonderful day that we will have tomorrow!