Sailing, Diving, Hiking, and More!

Posted Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 11:43 am

Day 4 Trip Updates

Today we sailed down wind from Cooper Island to The Bight on Norman Island. Norman Island was the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Some highlights from today were:

Vivaldi: Luchi did an awesome job on the helm today sailing from Cooper to Norman. Emily and Stephen got really into learning about sailing as well as mooring. Our dive masters Ben and Julia dove 4 times today. They were extremely tired but had alot of fun. Everybody hung out after dishes and told jokes and stories while filling out the ships log in the salon.

Monet 1: We raised sails for the first time today and had a great downwind sail. We raced Venture of Tortola to the mooring field, with the music from Pirates of the Caribbean as our theme.  It was a mega awesome day.

Monet: Itai was our skipper of the day and showed the group how to demoor and moor. Itmal relived the moorasarus. We got the sails up after a few difficulties with the reefing lines and sail bag. The crew handled it really well and under the guidance of Cruz, Mario and Tyler got us moving. Mahi mahi was a hugely successful meal with all the crew pitching in. Walker showed great leadership b teaching Chandler, Courtney and Sarah knots during free time. RJ was the star of the day. He gave 150% effort in getting the group sorted during duties.

Sao Jorge: Captain Scott sailed us on a very windy day and once we arrived the crew had the task of picking up their first mooring ball. Joel took charge on the bow and the crew worked together to snag the mooring ball.

Day 5 Trip Updates

Today we had a great sail from Norman to Nanny Cay where we docked.

Sao Jorge: The crew enjoyed a hike to the top of Norman Island and some yoga once we got there. Our captain Tal won the hermit crab race, Ryan guided our boat through five crossings of the Sir Francis Drake channel with Will leading the crew through the tacking manoeuvres. John was our spotter for the docking at Nanny which was fantastic.

Monet: We had a mega morning exercising on the beach and playing Giant Jenga. Our skipper of the day Courtney had a mega docking and really shined through as a leader today. All divers had an afternoon in the water after a lunch and a little bit of a homework rush. Chandler, Courtney and Sarah had a little dance party on the docks. The boat chant was made, practiced and perfected with the whole crew participating. Everyone enjoyed a soda social and marine bio lesson on the beach at Nanny Cay.

Monet 1: Everyone participated on the “so lonely” hydration tribute to Sting and The Police underway. Dunte and Judy went on a hike to the ridge of Norman Island. From here we had a beautiful view over the Sir Francis Drake channel. Jake skippered Monet 1 into Nanny Cay and successfully docked despite strong winds and currents.

Vivaldi: Today Micheal D did a great job, we finally got all the sails up and had an awesome sail. Our docking was great and we got it on the first try. Everyone was delighted to be on docks and we all enjoyed a soda social and marine bio lesson.



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