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Alpha Day 6: Brought to you by the staff boat.

By wpdev July 28, 2014

Hello from the staff boat! This morning your students woke up and prepared themselves breakfast. After breakfast clean up, they dropped the mooring ball at The Bight on Norman Island and set sail to Nanny Cay on Tortola. The sail over was a challenge sail. This simply means that your students were entirely in control of the sailing without help from the staff, unless its a matter of safety. The students raised the sails using all the information they have learned thus far and navigated across Sir Francis Drake’s channel. When they lowered the sail, they completed the challenge sail, and began to prep for docking. Once on docks, they deep cleaned the boats before they could get their phones back. We hope they called to tell you about all that they have learned and that they have been having fun!  After an hour and a half with their phones, the staff collected them. The open water divers then went on a truck tour of Tortola (the rest will go tomorrow morning) and the others played an intense game of volleyball  on the beach and went swimming in the pool/ocean. Once everyone was back, we went for freshwater showers! As you can imagine, we all were beyond excited. After showers, we went ate dinner at Peg Legs. We finished off a good day with a great boat meeting on the beach.DSC_2150 DSC_2159 DSC_2169 DSC_2173 DSC_2174 DSC_2179 DSC_2185 DSC_2186 DSC_2188

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.