BVI: Session 1 - Aeolus

Posted: Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Saving Bob

Location: Marina Cay
Author: Ben W.
Today us Aeolians woke up to a beautiful sunrise with the lovely Moana soundtrack playing on the radio. After I got everyone up and at em we had a delicious breakfast with fruit and cereal and yogurt. Soon after we set sail to George Dog, where half the boat went snorkeling, including me, while the other half stayed back to make some quesadillas. During the snorkel, we saw some amazing creatures like baby puffer fish, jellyfish, octopi and elegant fish. When the snorkelers got back to the boat we had an amazing lunch and then went sailing. During our sail, we did man overboard drills. Ian, our captain, ordered the crew to throw Bob overboard (a fender with a bucket tied to it). The crew and I practiced doing figure 8s to pick up Bob as he floated casually in the waves. After we saved Bob what had to be 15-20 times we learned how to jibe- sending the mainsail across and back going downwind. Later the Aeolians trekked to Marina Cay to anchor for the nigh and refill our water supply. At night, we went to a Lifeworks chat with Mike the director, which really opens my eyes to how I perceive the world and the people around me. Stay up, stay humble- Will.

Posted: Sun, Jun 25, 2017

Ten Meters Down and More to Come

Location: Christiana F.
Author: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Today was a glorious day with a perfect sunrise to start our adventures. As the skipper aboard our vessel, I was in charge of waking our shipmates out of their slumber. The day started with our wonderful Ian teaching us “easy” knots. After the grueling two hours of knot tying, we buckled down for our final exam in scuba. We then had a filling meal from our chefs before making our way to the dive site. We kitted up and started our excursion beneath the waves. Ten meters down, we were transported to an underwater world of coral and tropical fish. We ended our evening with Thanksgiving in June and a postcard game with Mike. Overall, today was a total success.

Day Was Lit 10/10 Would Do Again

Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Author: Colin F.
Today was a tranquil yet fruitful day. We begin the day with a sail chat. We learned many a thing about stars and navigation. Shortly thereafter, we proceeded to submerge ourselves in the depths below where we practiced our newly acquired diving skills. It was a productive endeavor. For lunch, we ate a hearty meal of grilled cheese and PB&J. After, we shredded the aqua gnar on wake boards and water skis. We then raced Picos sailboats all through the afternoon. We even saw a shark. All in all it was a productive and glorious day.

Posted: Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Skipper Blog Day 8

Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda
Author: Jillian M.
We woke up this morning to the usual morning CD. Once we were all awake, we sat down for a fancy meal of oatmeal. Afterwards, we finished out the last of our scuba chats, with the best dive instructor Jay. We then motored out to Leverick Bay, where we had some shore time to eat lunch, shop in some stores, and get snacks. After that we all came aboard and sailed for about 2 hours over to Mountain Point. Luckily, none of us got seasick this time! Once docked, we rigged out the boom swing and swung off the boat into the deep blue sea. We then showered and prepared for Mexican Night!! Before eating, we did an intense squeeze session to start off dinner. After eating every bite of dinner, we did a hardcore clean up session. We finished the day by sending it while riding dolphins into the sunset. #YAY!

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