July 14th 2011
The Bravo fleet woke up to a beautiful morning at Pond Bay and some delicious breakfast burritos. The students had an early morning swim before heading out for their last sail over to Cooper Island, where it all began. The water at Cooper was beautiful and our now super experienced sailors picked up mooring balls far off shore with almost no difficulty at all. Once on the ball, everyone had lunch and another quick swim then got to work on the boats biggest clean ever. Students packed up their bags and worked together to make the boat look just as beautiful as it was when they arrived. After one last swim, our fleet demoored and motored over to Hodges Creek. Tori of Venture III did a great job docking into a really tough spot! Once at docks and once cleaning inspection was over, the kids were set free to hang out on boats, shower, and call home. For awards ceremony, kids were to put on skits making fun of their mate and captain, so they also had time to work on those. Charlie and Bravo all got together that night for a pizza dinner that was served to them at Old Calamaya. The fleets were then separated again for awards and skits, where the winners of the various challenges throughout the program were announced and students and staff put on skits. Awards were followed by an ice cream social back at Old Calamaya. Afterwards, all of the students gathered for boat meetings. In boat meeting all the kids got together to write every person on their boat letters to read on the plane. Kids also had a chance to confess to any silly rules they had broken. It was a great opportunity for kids and counselors to bond over silly things that they didn’t know about each other, after all this time thinking that they had had each other all figured out. Being the last night, kids stayed up way past power down; mingling with boats into the morning, trying to squeeze as much time in with each other in before departure in the morning.