Location: Muskmelon Bay, Guana Island

Today was a pivotal point in our cruise. Under my command, most of the crew stood up and took to their chores and various jobs, letting the staff sit back. This all started at 5:30 in the morning… well maybe 8, anyways it was early. Some of the crew rose promptly to send the sheets to the wash. After that, some crew still sitting made the best pancakes that I have ever had in a boat in the BVI on 8/8/17. Today was planned to be a sail day, but after farther contemplation, it was still a sail day. Stepping up happened again as most of the crew made the ship ready to make way. With everything the shape of a ship, and me at the helm, we cruised out of the bay and into the sea. Most of the crew set to work bringing up the sails. Having this done we each took our turns at the wheel to take our sailing tests. Watching each crew member take their turn was an amazing time. Lunch was made and eaten underway. We sailed until evening and ate dinner together discussing everything that we had learned today. We cleaned up as the staff was able to plan the next day in the perfect educating cruise. date: Aug 8, 2017