written by Provisions Manager, Lindsay Walsh
July 9, 2018
Our crew began the day waking up at Anegada and prepared to travel back to the Sir Francis Drake channel to Marina Cay, right off of Tortola. We all had to work hard together to go through the Anegada channel, which is particularly shallow and has an abundance of coral reef. Each boat successfully left the channel and headed downwind. Once sails were up and reefed, winds started to blow around 30 knots, so we collectively agreed on lowering our sails to motor the rest of the voyage towards Tortola.
Once we got closer to the islands, we decided it was best to go to Scrub Island instead of Marina Cay, a decision made due to the well-protected nature of this region, and its beautiful resort was an added bonus! Both boats safely arrived at the dock at Scrub Island Resort and we were greeted by the Bravo, Charlie, Foxtrot and Sierra fleets!
Our crews had the opportunity to catch up with old friends that we haven’t been able to see since the beginning of program. We enjoyed the resort’s pool and shops, swimming afternoon away and hitting up the water slide!
When it was time for dinner everyone gathered on Zibal to unwind and relax. It was a quiet night for everyone on board to get ready for our next full day on the water!
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.