BVI: Session 1 - Prosecutor

Posted: Sun, Jul 7, 2013

Staff Update Day 21

Location: West End
Author: Gordo
There is silence on the boat. The continuous motion of the past three weeks has slowed and there are 12 voids that desperately need filling. Sadly the individuals who have left those voids have flown, drive, or sailed away from the Prosecutor and it’s staff, and we are left with incredibly vivid, hilarious, serious, and awesome memories that happen when 15 strangers come together in a 50 foot space and become great friends. As I look at the empty bunks I think of each shining individual who occupied them- Chad with his words of encouragement and his Kool Aid t-shirt, Harrison at the helm as skipper of our first big race, Cooper taking spectacular photos, Arianna with her fantastic comments during the squeeze, Ethan mastering the flying figure eight knot, Carlie’s infectious laugh, Will’s impressive starfish sleeping formation, Carly volunteering for every tough job, Teddy’s raucous dance moves, Simon sleeping in his purple hammock under the boom, Jack’s enduring curiosity and fast moves on a Pico, and Caroline’s awesome yoga moves are a few of many mental pictures that flash through my head at any given time. The crew of Prosecutor has been blessed and lucky to meet such a top notch group of students, and each and every one has developed and displayed excellence in sailing, diving, and leadership that will serve them well as they go on in their daily lives. I can’t wait to hear about every new adventure our shipmates embark upon, and I know this is not a goodbye but rather a waiting period for our ships to cross once again. Thank you Prosecuties for making session one unforgettable!

Posted: Sat, Jul 6, 2013

Day 20

Location: West End
Author: Will E.
Today I woke up for a quick bowl of cereal. Then it was off to a skipper’s meeting for a brief on the race. We started the race really bad and we were last. It was really late when we started to take the middle. We were able to tack really well so we took 5th. We rocketed past two boats and we took third in the end and then it was off to West End. On the way to West End we cleaned. It was boring to clean because there was so much to clean. When we got to West End we had to get on a mooring ball until it was our turn to get on the dock. When I got on the helm I was really nervous. So after a minute I got the hang of it so we went on the dock. It was really fun because there was a lot of wind and it was a challenge also because there was another docked boat on the other side. Now we are cleaning and getting ready for the BBQ.

Posted: Fri, Jul 5, 2013

Day 19

Location: The Bight, Norman Island
Author: Chad H.
Today I woke up and had cereal for breakfast. I was ready for a big day. Today I was going to dive the RMS Rhone with the other Carinas. When I was about to dive the RMS Rhone I was so excited. I went down and I immediately saw the ship. There were fish everywhere, I saw a barracuda! I went through a swim through. When I got out of the water I went to Salt Island. I had chicken for lunch before we went on a hike. After that we sailed to the Bight and I wrote my blog. I can’t believe this is the second to last day already!

Posted: Thu, Jul 4, 2013


Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Teddy Y.
Today we woke up to Annie throwing Gordo and Sara’s (who are both British) tea overboard. After this reenactment of the Boston Tea Party, we settled down to some fantastic pancakes made by Cooper and Will. Following our marvelous breakfast we went waterskiing, wakeboarding, and kneeboarding. Cooper and I went after as we both wakeboarded and waterskied. Immediately after we went underway to Road Town. At Road Town we all ate lunch at Village Cay and shopped at some of the nearby stores. Our voyage back to Peter Island was gorgeous, as we could see the sun making it’s long journey to the horizon. We enjoyed a relaxing swim/shower upon arrival. We dried off as Cooper and Will cooked us up a tasty dinner of eggs, biscuits, and sausage. This wraps up another sensational day in the British Virgin Islands. Happy fourth!

Posted: Wed, Jul 3, 2013

3, 2, 1 Go

Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Harrison F.
Today I woke up early to watch the beautiful sunrise, and to see the rainbow that was cause by the prevailing rain. Next Gordo and I went off to the skipper’s meeting at 7:30 on Laurasia to be briefed on the first race. Then we went back to the boat to eat breakfast and set off. Once we finished with breakfast we pulled the main up and had our pre-race yoga and chanting session with Annie. Soon over the VHF we heard Mitch saying “3,2,1” and we set off. Sadly we were stuck in the lee of Tanis Marie (lee is the opposite side of where the wind is hitting). Sadly we came in second place. When we arrived in West End we docked and went to Pusser’s, one of the best restaurants in the BVI. After lunch we had another meeting, in which we discussed the second race of the day, which sadly didn’t turn out as well as planned. The first awesome thing that we did was tacking into the wind like pros, and honestly, we could have won. When we arrived in Great Harbor we put down our two anchors and then chilled.

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