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Posted: Mon, Jul 4, 2011

Cleaning Day

Location: West End, Tortola
Author: Andrew M.
Today has been an interesting day. We woke up at the usual time and had a great breakfast of cereal. On our way back to West End and while here we worked on cleaning the boat. We get to see Zach tonight, a shipmate who had been away from us for the past few days. We are all looking forward to the BBQ tonight. Yet at the same time we are sad that this will be one of the last times we all get to see each other. See you soon.

Posted: Fri, Jul 1, 2011

Race Day

Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Author: Eli A.
Today was race day! In the morning we woke up at Sandy Spit Island and sailed to West End. This sail was the first of two races. On our way to West End not much happened, it was an easy sail. However on our second sail there was a pretty huge squall. About half way through the second race we got hit by piercing rain and shouting winds. Overall today was a fantastic day. The races in general really exemplify this trip as a whole. In a race everyone starts at the same place desperately waiting for the right moment to take the first step and have everyone else envy their leadership. As the race continues the boats break off into smaller closer groups that feed off each others actions and embrace each others reactions. These groups become closer and more understanding of each other as the race continues. Towards the middle of the race the true intentions of the racers are revealed. Some are forced out of the smaller group left alone to try and succeed by themselves, while the new smaller group becomes even closer to the end. The small groups are brought together revealing their strategies and how they act. As the race ends the racers all pass through the finish line with different experiences and knowledge gained from each other.

Posted: Thu, Jun 30, 2011

A Practical Day

Location: Sandy Spit, Green Cay
Author: Kitty S.
Today we got to sleep in until 7:30! We were happily woken by hot, delicious pancakes. Soon after we set sail out of the port to begin a busy day of sailing and more. Today we had our sailing practical exam for our certification- it’s crazy to think of an exam in the Caribbean, let alone during the summer! However it will be way worth it once we earn our license. After each one took their turn we had scrumptious chicken salad sandwiches for lunch. While we were eating we arrived at our destination and anchored. We swam, played, and cleaned dinghies before scrubbing up to shower. Our squeaky clean selves sat down and had dinner of franks and beans. We finished the day with a Lifeworks sit down with Mike. I can’t wait for the glories tomorrow will hold.

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