BVI: Session 1 - Aeolus

Posted: Wed, Jul 5, 2017

Last Day/Race Day

Location: West End, Tortola
Author: Jillian M.
This morning we woke up to Graduation which was a sad way to start the morning. This was followed by our everyday playlist, which was followed by our everyday playlist, which we heard for the last time. After a quick breakfast of cereal/oatmeal, Ian and I went to a skipper’s meeting to start off race day! We reviewed a chart of where we would race to, the starting and finishing lines, etc. We went back to Aeolus and quickly prepared for the start of the race. If you didnt know this yet, our boat engine has been broken for a few days now, so we immediately had to raise the sail to sail off of the mooring lines. Once we were off of the mooring line, we had to raise the jib, sail around and, somehow, time it perfectly with lining up the boats and starting on time. We managed to do that perfectly, and we were off! With a hard working crew, our boat immediately took the lead. The waves were choppy, making it difficult to helm, but after about 1 hours of racing, and a close finish, I am proud to say we won! It was a victorious morning for us so far. Shortly after, we found out something was wrong with the propeller. It was temporarily fixed after Ian jumped into the water. Once docked we then cleaned the boat, went on shore, ate lunch, and did our last squeeze. We then went to our last BBQ and spent the night hanging out with our amazing shipmates. I cannot begin to express the amount of fun Ive had on this trip and am beyond grateful for the opportunities weve had and the amazing friends I have made. Thank you ActionQuest for everything! Always remember to send it and stay up and stay humble. Last Skipper Blog ” Out

Posted: Tue, Jul 4, 2017

4th of July in Paradise

Location: The Bight, Norman Island
Author: Will D.
Our day started later than normal today, and my crew ended up waking up before I did. We had a breakfast of pancakes as we prepared to sail to Road Town. Our sailboat has no propeller at the moment, which meant we had to sail. We did end up making it to port with no problems. We had a great meal on the island, and then soon went back on our way to The Bight where we spent our first night at sea. This trip has gone by so fast but it has been one to remember. I cant believe the memories we have made as a crew.

Posted: Sun, Jul 2, 2017

Race Day!!

Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Adam
Today we woke up anchored at Sandy Spit. After finishing oatmeal, I was briefed for the race and drew numbers for our starting position. The race was underway and we were in the lead for a little while. Squeakybrat however squeaked by us and eventually won the race and we came in second. After the race, we headed to the dock in West End until our engine broke down. We tried to get it fixed in time for the next race but we were unsuccessful. So, the crew had to split up onto the 7 boats in the race. After four hours of separation and another Squeakybrat victory, the crew was reunited at Great Harbor in Peter Island. We shared our experiences on the other boats and we realized that we liked the Aeolus crew the best.

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