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Alpha & Tango 1: Day 9 – Blunder Bay

By wpdev July 5, 2022

Written by Riwayat Katia, Mate (Boat: Aquarelle) 


The Alphango fleet woke up at 8:30 to prepare for the challenge day. This meant that the campers on each boat would be in charge of sailing the boat for the day and the counselors could only answer three questions. All boats were asked to prepare a big breakfast that included french toasts or pancakes. Succeedingly, while doing the pre-departure and engine checks, the campers prepared for de-mooring. It was interesting to observe how the campers charted their navigation route from the island of Anegada to Blunder Bay, keeping different channels and landmarks in consideration. The main sail and the jib were raised during the sail that lasted for three and a half hours. The campers were able to dock the boats at 2:30 with minimal help from the counselors. A debrief for the entire sail was led by the skipper at the end. 

After lunch, all the boats participated in a challenge to dress one of their counselors as patriotic to win a prize. The campers had the opportunity to go for snorkeling and tubing. Alongside, some campers could go to the shops and the pool. At 4:30, the campers started ocean showers, dinner, and boat clean to be able to leave for the 4th of July celebration as soon as possible. The campers and the counselors enjoyed a beautiful beach, fresh drinks, and a DJ. The Mega and the Alphango fleet were able to socialize and celebrate together. As the night came to an end, everyone headed back to the boats, attended a brief boat meeting, and fell asleep quickly from the exhaustion as it had been a long and great day.


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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.