Foxtrot 1 – Day 15

Posted Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 1:47 am

Foxtrot 1 Trip Update Day 15 – Shandy, Mate

Happy 4th of July! The day began patriotically with a rousing rendition of the U.S. national anthem from Geneve, sung at the top of their voices to the anchorage at Mountain Point. Liberty toast  (also known as French toast) followed the musical rendition. A fine few of Geneve’s crew then drove around the mooring field with an American flag towel, warning that the British were coming. This was particularly pertinent as Gareth, our resident British student, was with them.

The day continued in fine form, including snorkeling, water sports, a hike to ruins at the top of Guana Island, and riddles on the beach. Excitement peaked with a challenge motor and anchoring experience to Long Bay, in which the staff challenged the crew to pilot the boat from our mooring at Mountain Point to Long Bay on Beef Island. This was made all the more difficult by a tropical squall that came in juts as the boats were trying to anchor. Both catamarans headed out of the harbor to wait out the windy and rainy patch of weather, with the crew of Da Vinci dancing on the deck in the rain yelling “Squall squall, squall!” The day ended with a fantastic Sail Caribbean – wide Fireball Party ashore at Trellis Bay. The party was complete with students and staff from all five fleets, a live band playing local music, and carved iron balls filled with bonfires  — no fireworks needed!  Everyone had a great time socializing and enjoying a beautiful night out.


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