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Delta 1, Day 12: Fourth of July

By wpdev July 6, 2019
Written by Sarah Leigh Enticott
Edited by Meredith Evridge

The daring adventurers aboard Zanzibar and Mayotte set off very early this morning from Ile Fourche to St. Barts. It was a short forty five minute motor. They headed into the channel and med anchored in Gustavia Marina. By this time, the students had taken ownership of the boats and were excellent at working together to keep the boats clean and working well. After a quick boat clean, the adventurers were let loose to explore the town. The Delta program is an extreme sailing program, and all the students have worked so hard to sail the boat to these islands. This means that when they have time to explore and relax together, it is well deserved. As it was the fourth of July, they were enthusiastically dressed in red, white and blue! By eleven AM, they had found themselves at a beautiful beach. After a short swim to the rocks, there were many screams of joy when most of the students jumped off the rocks into the bluer than blue water.

Next on the agenda for the day was to jump in our hired cars and explore the island. We drove past the small airport and found another beautiful beach at the Eden Rock Resort. Seemingly around every corner is an even prettier beach! As it was day twelve of program, everyone was familiar with each other and it’s quite nice to see how everyone mixes between the two Delta boats!

After returning from their island tours, they arrived back to the marina and had to help the staff re-anchor the boats. It was pleasing to see how they worked together and put all their ideas on the table to solve problems. After land showers, a loved luxury, the Deltoids enjoyed a delicious meal of spaghetti bolognese on board their respective boats. Bedtime was around 10:30 pm. Silence fell on the boats as everyone went to sleep comfortably in their favorite spots. Another great day. We really are so lucky to be in this beautiful place, learning all these new skills!

Editor’s note: Photos are hard to come by for this program in particular, due to their distance from the rest of the Sail Caribbean crew, and lack of wifi. They will be added as they come in. Thanks for your patience!

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.