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Delta 2 Day 13: Setting Sails For St Kitts With An Impromptu Race!

By wpdev August 1, 2017
written by Delta mate, Sarah McClain
July 28, 2017

This morning, the crew’s alarm clock was a 5:30a.m. rain shower. As most of us scrambled into the salon to catch a bit more rest, the few and the proud rose with the sun and set sails for St. Kitts. Both Delta boats hoisted our sails and set our course only to find a third boat following our course from another summer sailing camp. With the destination set, the race to St. Kitts began!

After the initial competitive thrill and enjoying a leisurely breakfast, our crew sat back and relaxed for the rest of the sail. After a midmorning snack, mac and cheese lunch, and a few more treats, we made it to St. Kitts. Sailing near the shore took us back to a time when the land was discovered. It seemed untouched by the western world, preserved in its natural beauty.

Excited by the exploration to come, our crew docked both boats with professional skill. We rested from our sail only for a moment and then set off to shop around the cruise ship town. The crew returned to docks sporting brand new Hawaiian shirts and enjoyed a delectable homemade dinner on the boat. Both boats made the most of an extended time together onshore and stayed up swapping stories with new and old friends. It was a late night, but one well-deserved and well-spent.

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.