This morning we woke up at 7.15 and ate bagels and cereal for breakfast. We had the “Mike talk”, we went over boat terminology and daily duties of the crew, including a lesson on de-docking.
We started our sail to Norman island, unfurling the genoa on the way, and learned about the points of sail. At The Bight we successfully picked up a mooring ball and took the swim test; everyone passed!
Later we took our first shower in the ocean and ate BBQ chicken for dinner – it was an amazing first day on the boat!!
Our miracle moment was tasting the delicious meal prepared by Nico and Ronny and hearing how Jules actually like the boiled chicken this year – it did not taste good last year!!
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.