Location: West End, Tortola

It is hard to believe the end of session 2 is already here. It feels like just yesterday the staff was flying down and getting ready to start the summer. This session had its fair share of rain showers, but it was mostly sunshine and good times. We had some great sails skippered by Nelson, Ricky, and Gabe. Nelson also learned how to wakeboard while Matthew continuously impressed us with his slalom ski skills. Matthew was our resident energizer bunny as well; he greeted me with an enthusiastic “good morning” nearly every morning of the session and he could always be counted on during our sail raises and anchor drops. Jerry was with Matthew every step of the way, motivating the crew to get everything done onboard. Gailen was another member of the crew who was crucial to the daily schedule keeping; she always knew what needed to be done and who needed to be doing it. Our crew would have been lost without her. Gailen also brought her extensive sailing knowledge from ActionQuest last summer and was a great resource for some of our beginner sailors. Ellie was one member of our crew who arrived a diver but very quickly became a competent sailor. Speaking of diving, we have 9 newly certified advanced divers on board! Jake is one of them and he had an amazing dive yesterday morning in Peter Island when he was able to swim with a turtle. Maloy and Amanda were two others who really enjoyed the diving this session. They were also the trailblazers for setting up hammocks, being the first to jump in for swim time, and encouraging the crew to just hang out and get to know each other. Mark and August were our resident funny men, keeping everyone laughing and thus spirits high during any down times that we had. The staff of Sailing Curls is so sad to see this amazing crew go but based on the stories we have heard throughout the session of their past adventures, there are much more adventures to be had for these students. We wish them safe travels and hope to see them again next summer! date: Jul 28, 2017