Location: Savanna Bay, Virgin Gorda
We woke up to a breakfast of scrambled eggs with ketchup and hot sauce at Norman Island. After that, we were taught how to pull up the anchors, both of them. We pulled out of the mooring field and learned the basics of ship directions and manning the sails. Starting with the mainsail, we experienced the tug of the air in an open sail. We then unfurled the jib, increasing our speed along the Sir Francis Drake Channel. The winds were strong as we learned hands-on how to tack and angle Sans Souci to make the most of the breeze. We had blueberry muffins along the way before we stopped for lunch, which consisted of PB+J and deli meat with cheese. We took a dip in the water, admiring the occasional school of fish passing under. Once we were on the vessel again, we sailed onward til we reached Savanna Bay, where we had more fun. We split into groups of three; we either relaxed, learned how to set up the scuba equipment, or went waterskiing, wakeboarding, etc. until dinner was served. Penne alfredo with sliced sausage links and garlic-seasoned bread. This is where we spend the night, tired from a full day of hands-on fun.