Bravo 2 – Day 10

Posted Thursday, July 26th, 2012 at 10:10 am

Bravo 2 Trip Update Day 10 – Molly, Mate & Dive Coordinator

After a beautiful and breezy night in Little Harbor, Jost Van Dyke, the Bravo fleet prepared to sail between Tortola and St. John and head back into the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Village Cay Marina, where we would be spending the night.

After a gorgeous sail upwind in the Sir Francis Drake Channel, the crew prepared to be the first Sail Caribbean boat on docks.  Sage flawlessly brought the boat in Village Cay and docked on the “T” of B dock.  Lunch today was leftovers and Adam and Chris went on a scavenger hunt, searching their boat and the staff boat for the best mix of ingredients.  After lunch, Maelle, Chris, Sage and Amanda went on a dive and saw some cool underwater creatures.

Monet had a beautiful sail and even tacked through the Thatch Island Cut.  During the sail, and in order to prep for docking, the crew practiced throwing dock lines off the stern of the boat and into the dinghy.  With their improved form and accuracy, Monet prepared to headed into Road Town Harbor with Noah at the helm.  Noah helmed a fantastic docking, where he rafted Monet to Monet 1.

Arthur skippered Vivaldi out of Little Harbor, around the tip of Tortola and up the Sir Francis Drake Channel!  It was a beautiful and fast sail, as everyone worked together to raise the sails and tack.  Alex took the helm for the docking and did a great job, pulling the boat perfectly up to the dock.  After docking, the group needed to complete a deep clean for cleaning inspection.  James was a cleaning rock-star and motivated the rest of the crew to make Vivaldi spotless.  After dinner, Brian received the “You Rock, Rock,” as a testament to being such a great helper on board!

On SJ, the crew practiced their fantastic, fast tacks and showed strong teamwork as they sailed upwind to Village Cay Marina.  Oliver and Max showed how strong they are as they tailed the working lines on the jib sheet for most of the maneuvers, and raised the main halyard.  Gifford had a great docking, as she perfectly drove the boat right up next to Vivaldi to raft for the night.

After a dinner of stuffed peppers, the crew headed to a quick Marine Biology session where they learned about lionfish, an invasive, non-native species of fish in the Atlantic and Caribbean.  After the lesson, everyone was able to get some soda and dessert and just hang out.  It was a relatively late night, with everyone powering down around 10:30 p.m.


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