August 4, 2016
It’s time for Long Bay Day! Today, we woke up at White Bay, Guana Island and prepared to circumnavigate Guana Island before heading into Long Bay. The students enjoyed one of their last breakfasts together before setting sail. Meursault was the first to drop the ball, followed by Fermi then Montlouis. Meursault was the first to reach Long Bay and they met up with the students of Sierra, Foxtrot, and even Delta who just came back from their journey to the Leeward Islands!
Once our entire fleet was back together and Alpha and Tango set anchor, it was time to head to shore for the Olympics! While everyone was heading to shore with their flags, our Charlie divers went on their final day of diving for our program! Once everyone reached shore, everyone got into their teams and got ready to play some games and compete in the Olympics.
The Olympics consisted of dizzy fender, tug of war, bury your captain, and synchronized swimming! The Chavo fleet fought hard against the other fleets and ended the games excited to find out who would win each individual event. Once the Olympics were finished and our captains got the sand out of their bathing suits, we spent the rest of the day hanging out and our students got to go out on our Picos, kayaks, and stand up paddleboards.
By the end of the day, our staff organized a barbeque of hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers for all of the students. When the barbeque was over, it was time to head back to boats and shower. We ended the day with a quiet night on board so the students could get a good nights rest before going to the Bath’s on Virgin Gorda tomorrow!
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.