Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda

We are getting close to halfway through the program now, and boy are we having some fun. The crew is settling in and the boats becoming a home away from home for all the shipmates. Max and Nick have been taking the helm a lot and running through the advanced sailing maneuvers and helping everyone else with boat handling. Sydney and Tess overcame some ear issues and did some extra dives to catch up with everyone else and are well on their way to being open water divers. Gonzalo has been helping everyone with the academic portion of the dive course by reviewing dive tables, and everyone has gotten through the PADI written exam with flying colors under the expert tuition of Bobby. Lucas can’t keep himself out of the water and is leaping in at every opportunity, both when its time for, and when it’s completely inappropriate but boy, does he love to swim. Cesar and Blanche have been representing the Parisian trio with the aid of Ashley, and have been educating all of us with minor conversational French in competition with Jorge, Gonzalo, and Lucas trying to verse us in the Spanish tongue. Viktor has been keeping the volume up, and our ears glued with his music selection and were always eager to hear what’s coming up next. The comedy duo of Max and Nick keep everyone laughing and the spirit upbeat. Marcelle, Sydney, and Tess round out the crew performing equally well on the helm, underwater or Pico sailing. We’re excited to see what the rest of the trip brings!