BVI: Session 2 - Knot Guilty

Posted: Tue, Jul 26, 2011

The Race

Location: West End, Tortola
Author: Pietro
Oggi a siamo dovuti sveguare presto perche alle 8:30 e inziata la regata finale, che abbiamo vinto! Dopo la regata abbiamo lavato la barca e durante la sera abbiamo fatto un BBQ e un meeting con Mike, il direttore. Come ultimo giorno e stato bellisimo!

Posted: Sun, Jul 24, 2011

Nick’s birthday

Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Reyes G.
Hoy nos hemos levantado y hemos navega do a otro isla donde hemos hecho un dia de relax, ademas era el cumpleanos de Nick asi que le hemos cantado el cumpleanos feliz. Despues de comer hemos preparado una tarta y le hemos dado los regalos que teniamos los italianos una camiseta donde ponia “captain,” y los chicos le hemos da do unas chocolatinas con una postal dedicado. Al terminar la tarta nos hemos preparado para hacer una pequena excursion en la isla que tenia unas vistas impresionantes. A al vuelta al barco hemos visto una barracuda justo cuando nos estabamos banando. Despues hemos hecho buceo, hemos visto un barco sumergido con un monton de peces enormes y preciosas. Por la tarde hemos navegado a la cala anterior donde habiamos dormido. Ahora tenemos noche libre porque por fin hemos terminado los examenes de vela. Espero pasarla!!

Posted: Sat, Jul 23, 2011

Race Day

Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Sophie R.
Today was race day. I honestly thought that Nick would be at the helm because he would be our best bet of winning. I was informed that this would not be the case when we told me we had a skippers meeting at 7:30. The morning race was to Steele Point. It was an easy drag race. I was really nervous because I didn’t want to let my boat down. My morale was boosted as we readied the starting line and everyone shouted 5-4-3-2-1. As soon as the race started Nick put on Welcome to the Jungle and he started blowing his trumpet. We were all doing a sort of war dance. Then after that we listened to Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack. That really got us in the mood. We were on the end so all the other boats were stealing our wind. At first I didn’t have high hopes for this race, then we started gaining speed. Mary Jewell was in the lead, but we were catching up. For most of the race we were in second place. Right as we were approaching the rocks that acted as the finish line, Wicked Good snuck right in there and snagged second, leaving us with third. We had lunch at the biggest port yet. It was actually where we started so it was kind of depressing because we know that’s where we are going to end as well. After a great lunch and a bit of shopping we all met up at the dock. Our afternoon race was canceled so we all got to chill and take early showers. We also had an early dinner, Mexican night II. Tonight we are going to have a review for our written sail test. We’ll see how that goes!

Posted: Thu, Jul 21, 2011

Sail Training Practical

Location: Sandy Spit, Green Cay
Author: Unknown
Today we woke up quite early and had pancakes for breakfast, which were excellent. At 9 we left to do sailing practice and practical, which is where everyone had to drive the boat. We still don’t know if we passed or not. After this we went to the beach and talked to other boats, such as Grand Cru and Maggie B. and Caribbean Soul. For dinner we had franks and beans, which was good. Mike the director came for dinner. Tonight we are going to Lifeworks where Mike will talk to us. Overall today was a very good day!

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