It was the start of a busy day for the SC Fleet. The skippers came over to the staff boat at 7 am for a briefing on Challenge Day. This is a day where the students are only allowed to ask three questions to their captain or mates about sailing maneuvers. The dive boat came to Little Harbour to collect students for their final dives of the program and the boats put up their sails to head to Long Bay.
The students all successfully anchored at Long Bay – way to go! During lunch, the boats created team flags and prepped for the SC Olympics. The games started around 2 pm and all of the students arrived ready to compete. The Olympic Challenges started off with a relay race that involved running across the beach wearing a mask, fins and snorkel. Then it was tug-o-war and bury a counselor/create a sand sculpture. After the events concluded, students swam, wakeboarded and went out sailing on the Hobies and Colgate. It was an activity-filled afternoon! To finish off the day students enjoyed a BBQ before heading back to the boats.
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.