BVI: Session 3 - Ka Ou Fe
Posted: Fri, Aug 14, 2015
Day 16- At Least We Beat Tiger Pause
Location: West End, Tortola
Today we started off the morning with yummy oatmeal and cereal. Since I was the skipper today, I got to go with Tor to the meeting about the race. Each boat picked a number out of a hat to see how we would set up and begin the race. We got number six, right in between Rossi and Tiger Pause. We all got pumped for the race, listening to music and putting face paint on each other. Once the countdown began, we got in our positions. Jack was on the main sheet, Fish was on the lazy, and I was on the working. Oh, and Nick was on the helm the entire race, he was great. We had a awesome start, and all leaned over the high side. When we finally got to the green buoy, we were preparing to tack. Then we noticed Tiger Pause catching up to us. We had the right of way, but they quickly crossed in front of us so we ducked around them. It worked out. For a while we were riding beside them. Once we started to get closer to the finish line we got ahead of them. As we crossed the finish line we blasted the song “Coming Home”. We came in third place, following behind Zourite and Sambamba. This will definitely be a memory I won’t forget. We all had the best time here, whether it was helping on deck or laughing with each other while snacking at midnight. We definitely became a family during this trip, and it’s going to be so hard to say goodbye. Also none of us could have got to where we are now without our amazing staff members on Ka Ou Fe — Tor, Ian and Katja. So thank you!
Posted: Wed, Aug 12, 2015
Day 14- Wreck Of The Rhone
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Today was a great day! We first started off sailing to Salt Island to dive the wreck of the Rhone. After the amazing dive we did our test. Fiona, Lily, Jack, Camilla, Nick, Fish and Cade did the advanced test. Then Gemma, Wilson, Landon, Max and Etan completed their beginner sailing test. After we got the last test over with we swam and had lunch with Tiger Pause! Once we had our yummy lunch we climbed Salt Island and saw amazing views. After we finished that we finished our sail practicals. Then we sailed back to Peter Island. We made a yummy dinner and got excited to host Lifeworks on our boat. We watched the sun set and finished our exciting, beautiful day.
Posted: Tue, Aug 11, 2015
Day 13- Sail Day Race Day
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Well today was a long day. We first woke up to the loud sound of rock music. After that we sailed to West End to have some shore time. Everyone had a great time on shore like at Pusser’s. I mean a lot of people were there. The food was really good like the shrimp and the burgers. Then after that we went to the grocery store to go stock up on food for the trip. Then we had the race and it was fun. Then the countdown started. We were in second on the start and then Tiger Pause slipped by us. By the midpoint of the race we got passed. So by the end we tried to catch up to beat Mike, but the wind did not help us. Sadly we got fifth. But that’s not the worst. So now we are anchored at Peter Island. Oh I forgot about the sailing practical. The Vegas were tested to see if we were good enough sailors to pass the test.
Posted: Mon, Aug 10, 2015
Location: Sandy Spit, Green Cay
We started off the day with French toast made by our chefs Camilla and Wilson. Our boat was then shuttled off to dive. By finishing this dive all of the beginner divers gained their open water certifications and the advanced divers got their advanced open water certifications. Our next activity was learning how to make Turk’s Head bracelets and anklets, which was fun and allowed us to take a break from our action filled day. My shipmates and I were then taken back to our boat for lunch. After lunch we stayed on our boat and sailed Picos, my favorite activity, and also waterskiied. We finished sailing Picos and set sail for Sandy Spit. I took the helm as we raised our sails and brought us all the way to Sandy Spit for our beach BBQ. Our boat’s staff were very pleased with our sailing skills, and felt so comfortable with our abilities, which led all three of them to sit at the bow while we cruised to our destination. Currently our boat is getting prepared to go on the beach for a BBQ. It is going to be our second BBQ, and everyone is getting ready for the fun that will ensue. Today was another awesome day at ActionQuest.
Posted: Sun, Aug 9, 2015
Day 11- Sand Highway
Location: Muskmelon Bay, Guana Island
We woke up to everyone’s favorite song (Build Me Up Buttercup) and ate a yummy breakfast of eggs and muffins. Today was a rotation day so we quickly cleaned up and headed over to Sambamba to have our ship’s systems talk with Ian. We had quite some fun taking apart and rebuilding parts of the boat. Our next station was diving, where Meelz took the Carina’s on our navigation dive. Lily, Cade, Etan and I had to count our kick cycles and use our compass to navigate around the Sand Highway. Chance’s group found a spotted eagle ray, and we found a very friendly stingray. Once we surfaced we went home to Ka Ou Fe for a lunch of Tuscan white bean soup. Our third and favorite station was Pico sailing, where we continuously capsized and played last man standing. Some of the crew went wakeboarding and slalom skiing, while Camilla, Lily, Nick, Cade and I stayed back to perfect our flips off the boat. Our final station was with Linda, where we got certified in coral reef conservation. Back at Ka Ou Fe we had summer Thanksgiving with Fritz from Manic and finished our night with the squeeze question “If you could go back and relive a happy moment again, which would you choose?”