Bravo 2 – Day 14

Posted Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 10:02 am

Bravo 2 Trip Update Day 14 – Molly, Mate & Dive Coordinator

This morning on Bravo fleet was filled with lots of fun, community service, and marine biology.  At 9:30 a.m., the fleet headed to the beach at Marina Cay to listen to a quick marine biology lesson on coral, the polyps that create coral colonies, and the zooxanthellae, which have a symbiotic relationship with the coral polyps.  After the lesson, the group broke down into boats and headed to the nearby reefs to check coral color and reef health. Monet and Monet 1 went in dinghies to Diamond Reef and Vivaldi and Sao Jorge left from the beach to study the reef that borders Marina Cay.  Unfortunately, they judged both reefs to be in bad condition.  They surmise that it was mostly due to the construction on Scrub Island and the boat traffic in the area.

After the Coral Watch community service, the boats competed in a surprise game of PANIC! PANIC is a kayak relay race where the crews kayak to the staff ski boat and receive a task.  The highlights of the game were seeing Connor and Cameron of SJ with moustaches drawn on their face in marker, Capt. John of Monet 1 kayaking furiously with underwear on his head, seeing Noah and Will of Monet kayaking over in a girl’s bikini tops, and seeing Maddy of Vivaldi belly flop off the ski boat while wearing every single Vivaldi life jacket. SJ won the relay, but everyone had a great time!

In the afternoon, every Bravo and Charlie boat competed in a sailing race from Marina Cay to Bitter End Yacht Club.  At 2:00 p.m. exactly, every boat dropped the ball and had their sails raised in about 5 minutes.  Everyone has improved so much as sailors! After an exhilarating 3 hours SJ was the first boat to get on the mooring ball at Saba Rock with their secondary on to win the race!  Monet came in as a close second, followed by Vivaldi and Monet 1.

The excitement was still not over as the Chili Cook-off was on the schedule for dinner.  Monet turned into a dance club with DJ Noah laying down the beats for the Chileans.  Vivaldi did a rendition of the Hunger Games, Sao Jorge had a murder aboard and a “Who Done It” theme, while Monet 1 had to batten down the hatches as the boat entered a squall.

Everyone headed to bed around 10:30 p.m. after a very long but amazing day of continuing fun.


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