Foxtrot 2 Trip Update Day 9 – Emma, Program Director
This morning we woke at Anegada with a fun day ahead of us! After preparing and eating breakfast and getting our pre-departure checks completed, we dropped the mooring ball and carefully motored out of the channel, raising our sails and setting a course for Virgin Gorda. We had a fantastic sail, with many students taking turns at the helm as we made our way across the windy sea. After a couple hours we entered the North Sound, a large, naturally well-protected harbor on Virgin Gorda. We made our way across the Sound to the famous Bitter End Yacht Club, where we picked up a mooring and prepared for an activity-filled day ashore!
A day at BEYC is a day of relaxation and fun. The sampling of activities students had to choose from included small boat sailing (Lasers and Hobies), windsurfing taught by one of our staff, water sports like tubing, waterskiing, and banana boating, hiking to the top of the hill for magnificent views, sipping milkshakes at the pub, exploring the shops, and hanging out on the beautiful beach. In general it is a non-structured day with lots of opportunities for students to pick the activities that interest them the most.
At 4:30 p.m., we all made our ways back to the boats, where we showered, did our chores and started to prepare dinner. Lasagna is not the easiest meal to make. Each boat worked together in order to accomplish making this meal. The dinner was exquisite! After chowing down, we cleaned up and headed to shore one final time for an evening of socializing joined by the Tango and Sierra fleets. We spent a couple hours at the pub, enjoying virgin drinks as we played pool, darts and foosball with new friends. When 10:00 p.m. rolled around, everyone was ready to return to their boat homes for a good night’s rest.