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Staff Update Day 17

Posted: Sun, Aug 14, 2016


Location: West End, Tortola
Author: Jess, Fritz, and Pippa
This morning the Cribs family raised its sails for the very last time this summer in a race back to West End-with such style and sheer excellence. This was a testament to how far their ability as sailors and how much their talents have progressed this summer. With Tropics blasting out of the speaker and war paint covering their faces, the count down began for the final race and I knew at that moment I was going to miss all the shippies. It was a memorable sail for the whole crew. Over the past 17 days, 11 individuals have become a family, forming some truly amazing friendships and creating some memories that will stay with them forever. Weve circumnavigated the BVI as competent sailors, working lines and furling sails. For a group of 13 year olds, they are extremely impressive. We also now have 9 open water certified scuba divers. They were all extremely well deserved. Theyve had the delight of experiencing the underwater world and coming face to face with some of the beautiful creatures and reefs in the BVI. Their diving experiences finished up with diving the famous RMS Rhone. Congratulations to every single shipmate on their achievements ” we are so proud of you. When they are not sailing or diving, they have been showing off their skills waterskiing, wakeboarding, and windsurfing. Weve hiked mountains and witnessing the absolute beauty of the BVI, exploring the blue waters as well. Im sure the shipmates will agree in that, it was more of the friendships that they made that made this trip truly spectacular. Leaving our docks, the amazing 11 shipmates say goodbye with teary eyes and we all know we will miss them. We cant wait until we see them next year!

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