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Alpha 3 Day 10: Mastering Tacking & Navigating On Our Way To The North Sound

By wpdev August 5, 2017
written by Alpha mate, Zosha Wiktor
August 2, 2017

Today, we woke up at Nanny Cay ready for another full day of adventure. Shortly after breakfast, the Alpha fleet headed out for a truck tour of Tortola. They drove up and around the island to see the BVI from a different perspective. After the tour, they headed to the beach for a volleyball tournament led by the staff members.

When the tournament was over, the crew headed back to their boats for pre-departure checks and prepared for de-docking. De-docking 50′ monohulls is just as difficult as it sounds however the crews beautifully dedocked and headed out to sea for the sail to the north sound of Virgin Gorda.

The sail to Saba Rock took us about six hours. It was the longest sail of the trip and a great experience for the fleet. We practiced tacking, navigating, and learned more about points of sail. We also mastered how to make snacks while heeling over and powering through swelly seas. It was a great trip!

Once we arrived at Saba Rock, we enjoyed dinner and showers before zipping over to the restaurant for a dessert social onshore. There were fudge sundaes, s’mores, chocolate mousse and milkshakes being served all over the restaurant. It was a great end to a great day in the Caribbean.

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.