BVI: Session 2 - Sambamba
Posted: Tue, Jul 28, 2015
Staff Update Day 21
Location: West End, Tortola
A lot happens in three weeks. Our Vega students became open water scuba divers and our Barracudas and Carinas became Advanced Open Water divers. Everyone also sat for their IYT crew certification examinations. However these certifications don’t even begin to sum up the lessons learned from this program. When the furthest you can get away from someone is 51ft you learn very quickly that there is something in everyone that you can connect with. The crew of Sambamba is in no way the same as it was when everyone set food on this dock, and the staff too will never be the same after having the pleasure of sailing with these wonderful students. Thanks for a great trip!
Final Video Update for Session 2 BVI
Location: British Virgin Islands
We wrap up our final week with our students putting their newly earned sailing certifications to the test in 3 races while still making time for some amazing diving on the famous wreck of the RMS rhone and a trek to the top of Mt. Sage, the highest point in the BVI. Our students reflect on their experience and the amazing relationships they developed over the past 3 weeks.
Posted: Mon, Jul 27, 2015
Day 20- Final Race Day
Location: West End, Tortola
Today we woke up at our usual time, 6:30. Cereal was served for breakfast and we scarfed it down. Directly after breakfast we prepared for our big race. We put on our PFDs and set sail. We sailed vigorously across the ocean to the finish line and took first place. After some hard sailing we ate lunch then scrubbed the boat clean. Later we went on to West End, Tortola. Then we finished cleaning and went ashore for lunch. Tonight is our final BBQ.
Posted: Sun, Jul 26, 2015
Location: The Bight, Norman Island
Today we woke up early to sail over to Salt Island. We were allowed to study for our sailing test later in the day. After starting our brains we set up our dive gear ready to go dive the wreck of the RMS Rhone. Although the waves were getting very big the Vegas and Barracudas were able to dive. As we were admiring the shipwreck our instructors were finding the lucky port hole. This was the only brass left on the wreck. It gave us good luck as we rubbed the opening hoping we would do well on the test. After diving we were ready to put our sailing skills to the test. Everyone was very focused and determined to get their certification. After everyone had taken the test we all felt very confident about how we did. We then sailed over to the Bight where we anchored for the night.
Posted: Sat, Jul 25, 2015
Day 18- The Capital (of the BVI- Road Town)
Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Today on Sambamba we traveled to Road Town, the capital of the BVI. We started the day with some delicious pancakes from our chefs of the day Brooke and Andres. Then we went for our last waterski and did some tricks. Then we sailed to Road Town. When we got there the crew got some shore time. We sailed back to Peter Island. So that has been our day.