To start off the morning, everyone went to shore on Cooper Island for an appreciation circle. The circle starts off by giving everyone a number, 1-10. Then everyone puts their head down and Arter says something along the lines of “all of the three’s stand up, go around the circle and tap anyone that has taught you something new this program.” It was a beautiful way to show gratitude to new friends.
After heading back to the boats, many of our students got ready for another dive. A different group of students hopped back in the Colgate and sailed to Little Harbour, where we first started our trip. The rest of the boats and divers met them there later in the afternoon.
The fleet had to complete their second med-anchoring of the trip. Once secured, the students spend the late afternoon wakeboarding and getting ready for the chili cook-off!
Chili cook-off is a Sail Caribbean tradition. Each boat is challenged to cook up their best pot of chili to be judged by special guests. Boats are also judged on theme and decor. This program was incredibly impressive! Here’s the rundown of each boat’s theme:
Moet- Hawaiian Luau
Stella- Caribbean Country
Great Catsby- Coco
The greatest challenge during the program was staying entertained during the quarantine period. Not being able to leave your boat and not having a phone, which was a crutch against boredom, it was difficult at first to stay entertained.