The crew of JP woke up for a great start to Challenge Day as we cooked pancakes with peanut butter and Nutella!
Heather, our skipper, and Reagan, our mate of the day, went off to the staff meeting at 7:30 to be briefed on the day. They arrived back and got ready for the sail and got briefed on the navigation to the North Sound.
After waiting for our dinghy to come back to JP, the crew set out from Marina Cay. We got the mainsail out quickly with Henry on the helm! After a few tacks, we got out the jib and sailed on a close haul to the Dogs. We raced the staff boat, Babage, past the Dogs, when suddenly a squall appeared on the horizon. Tyler, Henry and Heather got everybody ready to strike the sails and got the sails in just as the rain hit!
After motoring through the squall, we entered the North Sound with Sam and Reagan leading the navigation of the area. We were the first boat to arrive at Saba Rock, in the North Sound and Heather led the group through an excellent mooring ball pickup, which we got on our second attempt.
Lunch was made and we had the whole afternoon to swim and hangout together. Dinner was chicken fajitas, followed by a dance party! The whole boat was cleaned soon after.
We ended the night with a boat meeting to recap the day and then stargazed on the bow!
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.