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Early Alpha Trip Blog Day 7

By wpdev June 15, 2015

Early Alpha 2015 – Day 7

written by Program Director, Phil Yudin

Though we were sad to leave, this morning we had to bid farewell to Nanny Cay Marina and its glorious amenities in favor of our destination of Cane Garden Bay. Ellie and Caroline begged to stay at Nanny a little longer, but Lizzie and Max were ready to get back to the open ocean!

After three smooth and awesome dedockings by each of the boats and their crews, we got underway and learned about Man Overboard scenarios, and even got to practice by throwing a fender underway. Kyle was excited to learn about the different strategies for picking up a man overboard, and together he and Gavin executed a flawless Figure 8 recovery.

Once we got to Cane Garden Bay, which was a beautiful bay protected by a shallow reef, we got the chance to get some tubing in before dinner and boat meeting. Virginia and May were extremely excited to get out on the water and test out their tubing skills with Perry on the bigger and faster ski-boat. After some snorkeling, tubing, and tanning, we cooked a yummy dinner of Chicken Fajitas. Lara and Grayson were in charge of making the dinner on Rioja, and boy did it come out delicious! After that, it was just time for a quiet boat meeting and then off to sleep to recoup after a long day of sailing and activities. Until tomorrow!

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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.