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Early Alpha Day 12: Brought to you by the crew of JP

By wpdev June 19, 2014

With Harrison on the helm, JP started off with a great day of racing in the BVI. Fueled by a pancake cook-off breakfast, each boat dropped their mooring ball at the Bitter End Yacht Club and sailed toward Marina Cay, just north of Beef Island.




Miles was the primary helmsman for the day, piloting us expertly past Virgin Gorda and the Dogs.


Isabel then took strong charge of the crew, arranging sail shape and crew coordination as we continued wing-on-wing in the downwind section of our race.


Ellie and Ben put together a delicious pasta salad with veggie lunch while we were underway, keeping the crew fueled.

Upon arriving at our ball at Marina Cay, everyone enjoyed a refreshing ocean shower and sat down for some quiet time on board while the Captain, Matt, started the BBQ. Harrison and Serena contributed by cutting vegetables and arranging dishes. While dinner was cooking, Ben taught Ellie and Cole a new card game.

After burgers and hotdogs, we cleaned up the boat and had a quiet night on board.


All of us are looking forward to tomorrow, which includes a trip to the Baths on the southeast tip of Virgin Gorda and, finally, a relaxing sail back to Hodges Creek.


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.