August 3, 2016

Race day is here! Race day is a long time tradition at Sail Caribbean where the students on fleet race against each other from one destination to the next. Today, our race day consisted of dropping the ball at Little Harbor and sailing up wind to White Bay on Guana Island.

Fermi was the first boat to drop the ball followed by Meursault, then Montlouis. As we left the channel, Fermi lost the lead because they lost their dinghy and had to practice some man overboard drills to retrieve it. As Fermi was getting their dinghy back, Montlouis took the lead followed by Meursault.

As we reached Guana Island, Montlouis was first on the ball followed by Meursault then Fermi, but Fermi was the first to tie their secondary line! By our rule books, that made them the winners of race day! After the excitement of race day calmed down, students got together for lunch before a marine biology lesson!

The Chavo fleet all went over to Moselle for a lesson about coral reefs! After the lesson, we all went on a snorkel around White Bay and they saw a ton of interesting creatures, including an octopus! After the snorkel, the students of Meursault and Montlouis got to go tubing around the bay before dinner!

Usually after dinner, we get ready to power down the boat, but instead we went to Monkey Point to meet up with the Sierra and Foxtrot fleet for a night snorkel! Once the night snorkel was done and kids shared all the amazing creatures they saw, it was time for showers and boat meeting. We went to bed preparing for Olympics and Long Bay Day tomorrow!

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