written by Early Foxtrot & Early Sierra mate, Zosha Wiktor
June 16, 2017
Today, the fleet woke up to a lovely breakfast of pancakes prepared by their crew members. The abundance of bananas in the fleet made for some tasty banana pancakes to fuel up for the long day at Bitter End Yacht Club.
Sunscreened to the max, the students were shuttled to shore and started the morning off with a group hike to a beautiful view of Virgin Gorda and the surrounding islands. The breeze at the top was also very stunning and more than appreciated by all, as we took in such an outstanding view.
After the hike, the students had free time to explore the Bitter End Yacht Club and have a full day to do all the fun activities the destination had to offer. Many students tested their sailing skills on small Hobie cats and Getaways around the mooring field while others got spun around on Sail Caribbean’s infamous inner tube, Poparazzi. Some drank mango smoothies by the beach and had diving contests off floating docks.
The day concluded with the most intense volleyball game ever played. This highly competitive staff versus students tournament last for three heated matches of serving, setting, and spiking. At the finish, the staff triumphantly won the game point in the last match to win the Bitter End Volleyball Cup.
After the match, the fleet headed back to their boats for boat clean and shower time. The crew was beat but spirits were high, dinner was delicious and the stars were perfect!
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.