Foxtrot 2 & Sierra 2 2018 Adventures Day 6 – Executing Smooth & Confident Dockings For The First Time
written by mate, Claire Lennarz
July 20, 2018
This morning, the crews of Salome and Paso Doble woke up at the Bight on Norman Island. Open Water and Discover Scuba students went to shore for a morning of diving, all in pursuit to complete their Open Water diver certifications! After our divers, the rest of the student crews had a morning of relaxation that included water sports and some down time. The crew of Salome celebrated a birthday so they spent time making a birthday cake this morning as well!
Once the now-certified (!) divers returned, we all sat down for a delicious lunch of chicken pesto melts before beginning our sail over to Village Cay on Tortola. After a gorgeous and breezy sail over, the crews docked their ships for the first time on program and all were proud to execute very smooth and confident maneuvers.
After their arrival, students cleaned their boats for inspection, had fresh water showers, and then made dinner. Following our habitual sitting down to a family meal, all students were eagle for the opportunity to socialize with students on other boats on fleet and have their final night with their friends on the Delta fleet who were leaving us tomorrow for their overnight sail down island. Another successful and exciting day on Foxtrot and Sierra programs!
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.