Back to our regularly scheduled 7am wake-up as our teams put together a hearty breakfast for their crews. Food was guzzled up and rightly so, as today marked the final dive for our divers. Our newest certified Open Water divers embarked on their first fun dive!
Whist our divers were out in the open blue, our Sierra and Foxtrot students partook in a beach clean of Long Bay. Meanwhile, the Delta, Charlie, and Bravo crews went for a challenge sail around Scrub and the Camanoe islands. During their challenge sail, staff were instructed to assist only when necessary! Students had full control of their vessel, navigation, up-keep of the schedule, etc. In addition to this challenge sail, students were also racing their counterparts. Deltas vs Deltas, Bravos & Charlies vs Bravos & Charlies!
Once returned from their sail, all boats anchored in Long Bay for lunch. Sierra and Foxtrot students also returned to their boats for lunch as well.
With energies newly replenished, it was time for our sailors to transform into olympians as our 2021 beach olympics began! It was a tough competition between crews. Vessel against vessel in 4 competitions:
- Dizzy Fender
- Sand Art
Our boats were split into two groups for the competition. Group 1 housed Big T, Hulk, Galdore, and Summer. Group 2 included Lili, King Lewis, Judge’s Chambers, Sara, and Haxter Baxter.
Through a tough afternoon of heated competition, there could only be one winner per round.. and they are as follows:
Dizzy Fender: Big T
Synchronized Swim: Summer
Sand Art: Big T
Dizzy Fender:King Lewis
Synchronized Swim: King Lewis
Sand Art: Haxter Baxter
Tug-of-War: Haxter Baxter
To continue on our afternoon, we said see ya later to our Sierra, Foxtrot, and Delta crews as the up-anchored from Long bay and motored over to trellis bay for their turn at the sushi dinner onboard!
The Charlie and Bravo crews who remained on Long Bay had their turn at a water-sporting, Hobie Bravo, stand-up paddle board, and BBQ afternoon. At 6:30pm, it was time to shuttle back to boats for showers and a swift power down.
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.