BVI: Session 1 - Elowyn Sage

Posted: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

Day 17 – Race Day

Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Madilyn G.
This morning began with a breakfast of oatmeal. Soon after that we prepare for the first race of the day. Then all the 7 boats lined up to race. I was the skipper so I got to drive the boat. We came in second place. The race was lots of fun and everyone had to work together to make it all work. Then we docked our boat, ate lunch and did some shopping. After being at port for a while we began our second race of the day. There was lots of tacking during this race. Jack was on the helm and did an amazing job. The race had intense weather which made it so much more fun. We ended up getting third place. Then we anchored and took fresh water showers. Next, we had dinner and it was Mexican night. We are all currently cleaning up and then going to a Lifeworks forum.

Posted: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

Day 16- Sailing Practicals

Location: Sandy Spit, Green Cay
Author: Jack P.

We woke up early this morning and ate a quick breakfast in order to get ready for our day of sailing practicals. We started off with man overboard drills, which worked great, then we all took turns on the wheel while sailing to Sandy Spit. After anchoring the Barracudas and Carinas went for a dive, leaving the Questers and Vegas to their own accounts. Our greatly anticipated dinner of rice and beans was a great preceder to our last sail chat, in which we played review Jeopardy. We are all hoping to get to sleep early to get ready for our race day tomorrow.

Posted: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

Day 15- The Hike

Location: Sidney’s, Jost van Dyke
Author: Daniel S.

Today we were roused at the lively hour of 6:30. Why, you ask? To go to a six mile hike of course! We began our trek at 7:15 and advanced up the road. After the hike I was glad to return to my boat. My intentions to collapse into a weary heap of soreness were interrupted by the sudden notice that we were going to Sandy Cay to have a sandcastle competition. After we had erected a sandy snowman, we returned to the boat for some well-needed fresh water showers. The ensuing sail was a short one which brought us to where I write this now: a shady bay on Jost van Dyke, with music flowing through it, as well as the lovely aroma of a BBQ.

Posted: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

Day 14

Location: Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
Author: Lexy I.

We woke up this morning to a downpour of rain. Many of us were sleeping on deck so we moved below for cover where we received several more hours of sleep until Matt (our staff member) woke us yet again to loud music and his cheery morning voice. Once up and moving we enjoyed hot oatmeal and it was off to our last rotation day. This consisted of a sailing video of how sail training came to be, Picoing and deep diving. Those waiting for a Pico had diving and biggest/smallest competitions. Mia took first for smallest splash and our friend Mara from a different boat won biggest splash title. Later in the afternoon the Barracuda and Carina programs went for their deep dive. There were difficulties finding the drop-off so we didn’t go as deep as planned but we did do a really spiffy experiment with an egg. Because of the pressure under water you can crack an egg and the yolk will stay together. It was so cool to see and floating at the bottom of the sea. By lunch time we were all starving. We had PB+J or as some of us did, Nutella sandwiches, it was perfection! After cleanup we raised sails and moseyed around the corner to Cane Garden Bay where we refilled the water tanks and chilled on deck. We currently finished dinner and are setting up to watch a movie. To go along with our Finding Nemo night we will enjoy warm cookies and a relaxing evening.

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