Chocolate Chip pancakes were the first thing on the menu this morning before God Speed Mary and Rioja left Marina Cay to sail downwind towards Cooper Island. The crews learned about downwind sailing, gybing and using a preventer on the sail through the Sir Francis Drake Channel. On arrival at Manchioneel Bay they picked up a mooring ball and prepped lunch.
Steph, Aidan, Dylan, Holly, Ian and Hadyn all joined the Sail Caribbean divers to go on their first dive of the program. They were lucky enough to dive on the wreck of the Rhone AND see a turtle. While they were under water Kyra and Brandon went sailing on Opal Bella, our 26 foot keelboat. Everyone else took some time to enjoy their surroundings, hang out on their boats and try their hand at some watersports.
The fleet headed ashore to the beach before dinner to enjoy an ice cold soda and watch the sunset. With more diving and watersports planned for tomorrow the crews had an early night after a dinner of burritos on board.
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.