written by mate, Jess Michael
July 14, 2018
Our morning on Scrub Island Resort was very relaxing and enjoyable. The crews enjoyed perusing the shops and hanging out in the immaculate pools. De-docking was challenging due to higher winds, but the students were able to use the wind to their advantage to help pivot and maneuver their vessels off the dock with ease – very impressive!
We all had a great sail around the Dog Islands over to Leverick Bay on Virgin Gorda where each of the three monohulls picked up a mooring ball with confidence and style. Some students enjoyed taking a spin on Sail Caribbean’s favorite watersporting tube ‘Poparazzi’ while others hung out on their boats, mingling among friends. It’s days like these when you really see the fleet coming together as a team and a family, swimming over to each others’ boats to hang out and listen in on stories about each boat’s day on the water.
We are halfway through program and this is the time when all the students start to think about their time here and what more we can get out the days that remain. What they have accomplished so far and what they still want to do is important and unique to each and every student. I can’t wait to see what the second half of program brings!
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.