Early Foxtrot & Early Sierra 2018 Adventures Day 6 – Accomplishing The Challenging Feat Of Our First Docking Of Program
written by mate, Lindsay Walsh
June 13, 2018
Today, our crew woke up at the Bight on Norman Island. We began the day enjoying a nice relaxed breakfast before we got underway to our destination of Nanny Cay on Tortola.
During our sail, our Sierra students worked more on their research projects and then joined in with the Foxtrot students who were enjoying practicing their hand at gybing and tacking within the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Our students then learned about docking and had their first docking of program, a huge feat! The first boat to dock was Grenade which was then followed by Salome. Needless to say, our student crews passed with flying colors as they executed two very successful dockings.
Once all lines were fast and our boats were clean, kids scurried to enjoy the marina’s shops, pool, and beach. Our students who were working on their Open Water certifications for the past couple of days completed their last dive of the course and are now officially certified!
We spent the rest of the afternoon calling home to check in with loved ones and socializing with other boats before gobbling up a delicious dinner of chicken alfredo with broccoli. We are very proud of our students for taking on the challenge of docking our vessels and our divers who achieved their goals of being Open Water certified!
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.