written by Mate-In-Training, Meredith Davies
June 30, 2017
This morning the students woke up on the docks of Nanny Cay Marina. After breakfast and completing some final dock tasks, the fleet de-docked one boat at a time with ease. The crews worked so well together to complete one of the more challenging tasks of sailing.
The crews of Fermi, Xeres, and Meursault then sailed to Sandy Spit: a beautiful and isolated anchorage. Today was also the first time that the Bravo and Charlie fleet has anchored. This evening, the three Sail Caribbean boats were the only boats anchored at this gorgeous spot making for a peaceful and exclusive evening. According to Program Director Ish, a scene from Pirates of the Caribbean was actually filmed here, making this spot even cooler.
The divers of the Bravo and Charlie programs had their first day off from diving so they had a nice relaxing afternoon. Students had time on shore and some also participated in various watersports. In the early evening, the students spent some time cooking dinner with the Mates-In-Training. After dinner, students had boat meeting and had their first sleep on anchor of the program.
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.