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Alpha 3 & Tango 3, Day 12: Olympics and Leverick Bay

By wpdev August 4, 2019
Written by Claire Lennarz
Edited by Meredith Evridge

This morning, we were awoken in Savannah by the scent of pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon wafting through the air. After a nourishing breakfast, everyone was fueled for another Sail Caribbean classic: Olympics!

Each boat had decorated flags, made from pillowcases, to reflect how loyal they were to their boat. The tunes serenaded us and pumped us up as we all gathered into lines for the first event: the relay race dubbed “Dizzy Fender.” Wearing snorkel gear, campers had to run from their group to their waiting captain or mate, who had a fender. They had to run around it five times and then return to their group, passing off the gear. It was loud and silly with everyone cheering each other on.

The next event was a synchronized swim, with the audience full of hollers and applause as each boat showed us their aquatic masterpiece. Following this, every boat had to chase down and tackle their captain or mate and bury them in sand, making them into something new. Everyone was extremely creative and threw all their effort into this challenge! We saw sand art that had never before graced our eyes!

Tug of war was the last event, with several rounds of one boat against another. Winners have yet to be announced, but campers were told they’d reveal the champions on the last night of program. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the morning and were ravenous for lunch!

For lunch, the Alpha Tango crew prepared pesto broccoli bacon pasta; this meal was loved by all. It was delicious and nutritious. After this, we all brought up our anchors and had a breezy sail to Leverick Bay. Once on the ball, we went to shore for shop time. There were small shops to peruse and a local market to load up on some serious snacks. After having our fill of the boutiques, we returned to boats for showers. The dinner duo du jour prepared Caribbean jerk chicken for dinner which made our smiles bigger than Texas. The crews had their second-to-last boat meetings, and then Alphango Fleet said goodnight.

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.