written by Alpha/Charlie mate, Trevor Gardner
August 13, 2017
This morning, the fleet woke up to a beautiful, calm 8a.m. wake up in Little Harbor, Jost Van Dyke. A healthy breakfast was enjoyed and preparations were made to get under way. The fleet had a fantastic sail through the Thatch Cut and ended the voyage after a few tacks outside of Nanny Cay Marina.
Once docked, the Alpha and Charlie crews deep cleaned their boats for a cleaning inspection and received their phones to call home and check in with friends, family and loved ones. They also had the opportunity to explore the marina’s shops and grocery store and socialize amongst the fleet. The highlight of the day for the crews was the fresh water, air-conditioned showers available — an extreme treat!
After finishing dinner and tidying up, the students spent time just hanging out on the docks with the other boats, mingling and getting to know each other even more than they already have. An opportunity for a great night’s sleep was leapt upon, bringing to a close yet another perfect day in the beautiful British Virgin Islands!
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.