written by mate, Melissa Pollard
July 11, 2018
This morning, the students enjoyed their first lie-in of the program and slowly awoke to the rocking waves of the BVI’s gentle waters. Downwind sailing was practiced in the morning and students learned the importance of tying a preventer and the safety needed to carry out a jibing maneuver.
Around noon, a Mediterranean anchor was put in place to hold us for the night in Little Harbor, Peter Island. The whole Tango crew snorkeled with a sea turtle around our boat! Everyone was so excited with all the sea life around the bay.
In the evening, we listened to a marine biology lesson about bio-luminescence, preparing us for an snorkel taking place later in the evening where we were personally able to witness its magic! The evening finished with a dance party on the bow and then right to bed to prepare for many more adventurous days to come.
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.