Day 15: Teaching YEP How To Sail

Posted Saturday, July 30th, 2011 at 10:32 am


This morning we awoke on docks and prepared a breakfast of cinnamon toast before preparing for our visitors. We greeted the Youth Empowerment Program, YEP, students who would be joining us for the day. After icebreakers lead by Olivia on Geneve and then a prior to first from Becca, Andrew and Seabass. Then everyone gathered together on Geneve for a lionfish dissection. After a quick lesson the crews were ready to get off the docks and show their new crewmates how to dedock the boat. Olivia and Nicolas dedocked the boats perfectly and guided them out into the channel. Once away from land, the boats raised sails and tacked upwind towards Trellis Bay, Beef Island. Ale helped the YEP students tack the boat, Brandon made sure they got to the bow of the boat carefully and Caroline made sure they had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch.

Once moored, the students said goodbye to their new island friends, Vica and Rachel were very sad to see their new friends leave.  The Foxies got to spend time ashore for some shop time and relaxation. Back on the boats it was time for showers and dinner prep. After a delicious honey mustard chicken, rice and broccoli dinner the crews demonstrated their knowledge by taking the crew test. Some students took the bosun test to show their further knowledge. The crews powered down under a beautiful starry sky with many shooting stars.


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