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Bravo 2, Charlie 2, Delta 2, Foxtrot 2, and Sierra 2: Day 5 – White Bay, Guana Island

By wpdev July 25, 2021

 Written By: Nic Lennarz

Day 5

This morning, we woke up at Cane Garden Bay on Tortola.  Cane Garden is protected by two mountains so the morning was very calm.  We had a lovely truck ride over the mountains to a Road Town Elementary school so some campers could get their 2nd Covid tests. While those campers were being tested, those who remained onboard helped dock their boats  to top up their water and fuel supplies. The dockings went very well and every boat showed off their newly-learned skills.

          After leaving the fuel dock we began our sail to White Bay on Guana Island.  Once outside of the protective mountains of Cane Garden Bay, the wind picked up and we decided to reef the sail.  Under way we had couscous salad for lunch and enjoyed an upwind sail.  There was a short rain shower but everyone stayed at the helm nonetheless.

          Once we arrived at White Bay we picked up a mooring ball and debriefed the sail. Some of the mooring balls lost their painters, a floating bouy that keeps part of the mooring ball afloat, so the crew of Haxter Baxter assisted with handing off some mooring ball lines to members of their incoming fleet as the lines were submerged in the water. When all boats were safely moored, everyone spent time enjoying the  crystal blue water and snorkeling the large coral heads.  Some people even swam with a nurse shark! Next, we started boat showers and dinner prep.  For dinner we ate delicious sloppy joes and mashed potatoes cooked by our talented campers.  

            When dinner was finished we began our boat clean and prepared for a trivia competition with the fleet. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the competition which included questions ranging from coral to information about Sail Caribbean counselors. Lili’s crew took 1st place with the most points at trivia! Lastly, we had a boat meeting to debrief the day and then we prepared for bed.

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.