July 23, 2016
We began the day at Nanny Cay; our students either had an early morning dive or combined with other crews to sail to Long Bay on Beef Island. Our divers got to go to Painted Walls and the Fearless! After their amazing dives, our Rescue Divers got to go to VISAR (Virgin Island Search And Rescue) headquarters to begin their training to become certified Rescue Divers! The first step to becoming a certified Rescue Diver is to get their EFR certification.
While our divers were at VISAR, the rest of our students joined together to sail Fermi and Montlouis. During our students’ sail, they practiced tacking and sail trim. Once everyone reached Long Bay students accomplished their first anchoring of program! After the anchors were set, students who sailed on Fermi and Montlouis got to hang out with the crews of our Sierra and Foxtrot programs. Students also got the opportunity to do watersports such as wakeboarding and tubing. When the divers returned, everyone went to their home boats to shower and start dinner prep. After dinner, the Chavo and Soxtrot fleets joined together for an ice cream social before bed! At boat meeting, we discussed how exciting the next day would be because we would be going to Bitter End Yacht Club!
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.