written by Echo student, Melissa Pollard
June 8, 2018
Too bad it’s not challenge day anymore, now the students can’t rule these waters 🙂 Just kidding – we always do! Our skipper for the day lead the crew on a swift sail to the Dog Islands from Anegada. After an energy-filled lunch, students had some free time to explore the small uninhabited island we were moored next to.
Next, the Ocean students went off for a dive and the Echo students were taught an ASA lesson which included the very important Man-Over-Board procedure which later was practiced with buoys which we recovered in less than 2 minutes! A dinghy lesson was also covered and even though the dinghy can only reach a max speed of approximately 2 mph, we all enjoyed trying to do some playful doughnuts.
Finally, we sailed to Mountain Point to spend the night and enjoyed witnessing the bioluminescence all around the boat!
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.