written by Alpha mate, Zosha Wiktor
July 30, 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 beautiful and lusciously green island to see the BVI from a different and extraordinary perspective. After the tour, the crews 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 prepare for de-docking. De-docking 50′ monohulls is no free and easy task, however the crews beautifully de-docked 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 even further about points of sail. We also mastered how to make snacks while heeling over and powering through swell-y seas. It was a voyage to be remembered!
Once we arrived at Saba Rock, we quickly had dinner and showers before zipping over to the restaurant for a dessert social! There were fudge sundaes, s’mores, chocolate mousse and milkshakes being served all over the restaurant. It was a great end to a yet another 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.