Captain of Geneve: Hunter
Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour to Trellis Bay
We began our day with divers leaving at 8:00 AM to finish their certifications with navigation and fish ID. During that the non-divers went to visit VISAR (Virgin Island Search And Rescue).
When divers returned the discover scuba and fun divers then set out. With discover scuba gone we were left with nine kids left to sail to Trellis. We dedocked and set out to Trellis. It was as we left the entrance to the marina that we had the idea of setting a jib and jenoa. Although we had the difficulty of people swithing names and having to lead the jib sheets to the main halyard winch, we some how managed to have the jenoa on port side and the jib on starboard!
Proudly we sailed to Trellis to moor and have Shawn drop the boat hook. We then snorkeled around the mooring field picking up trash and finishing Melissa’s project. It was followed by the discover scuba returning, shower time and the idea of using a Harry Potter theme to present our chili to the Chileans. We managed to set up costumes, a sorting hat voiced by Simba, a dementor played by Maria, prefects by Marisa and Kate, a quidditch match with Elle and Melissa. Then we had a duel between Henry and Hunter, in which Sara H was hit by a spell. Finally we had a potions class led by Ashley, who played off dropping the chili on the table perfectly and nearly killed Elle from laughter.
After the Chileans departed, we cleaned the boat, had a talent show which involved marisa and her paper balloon, Kate reciting every Spanish country, Simba’s rolling while doing a split, Sara doing her rope dancing, and Henry and Ashley’s duet singing a Disney Parody. We then ended the night with a piñata and cake for Ashley’s birthday!
Today our crew did a great job of sailing with jib and jenoa!
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.