written by mate, Anna Steinmetz
July 29, 2018
Today, we woke up at Scrub Island and after a hearty breakfast, we enjoyed our last few hours on docks and around the shops before we set sail again. After creating a de-docking plan, the crew successfully set out into the channel to review our downwind sailing skills!
After jibing downwind during our breezy sail, we reached our destination, Cane Garden Bay. Once on the ball, we made a lunch of quesadillas and pasta salad using our extra ingredients to make room for our whole new delivery of food and material provisioning!
We spent the afternoon splashing around from boat to boat and flying over the water on the watersporting tube. We then returned to boats for ocean showers and to prepare a dinner of sweet potato chicken korma.
After cleaning our vessels, everyone headed ashore for a desert and smoothie social with nearly the whole Sail Caribbean fleet: coming together was all of the Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Foxtrot, Sierra and Tango adventures! The only program missing was Delta who are adventuring down island at the moment. It was so amazing for students to meet and interact with the three week programs taking place and share with each other their Sail Caribbean experiences so far.
Onshore, we were brought together as a huge group to hear the announcement that we would be participating in a huge and impactful surprise community service project in conjunction with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, who would be visiting Cane Garden Bay in the coming day, and ARK (the Association of Reef Keepers). This huge project was all put together by a few of Sail Caribbean’s Program Directors, ARK’s Director Shannon Gore and the RFA themselves!
After we celebrated the announcement with dancing the night away to a DJs beats, everyone met for boat meeting once reconvened on their floating homes, and discussed their excitement for the opportunity to come. Everyone settled down to bed ready to get some much needed rest before the busy day tomorrow.
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.