Written by Katie V., Mate
This morning we woke up in the most beautiful anchorage on Peter Island. After a delicious breakfast, we up-anchored and made our way out to the channel before raising sails and setting our course to the Bitter End on Virgin Gorda.
Morale was high on the boat with wind in our sails. We sailed the Sir Francis Drake Channel at a quick 7-knot pace. 3 hours later, we made our way all the way up to the north sound and dropped sails. We had a challenge mooring ball pickup where staff did not help us, yet we picked up the ball on the first try, which they said was SUPER impressive.
We then headed ashore to Bitter End Yacht Club to enjoy an afternoon of sailing hobies along with enjoying water sports. We then headed back to our fleet for a quick shower before returning to the yacht club for a delicious pizza dinner. Our Boat meeting was done ashore, and finally, we went back to our boats to rest up for another big day.
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.