July 16, 2016
Believe it or not, we are halfway through our Tango program! This was quite a day we had to mark the end of the first week. Our staff woke up early to bring our boat, I Am Free, around a group of islands called The Dogs, around Mosquito Island, and through the channel into the North Sound on Virgin Gorda. The students picked up our mooring ball at Saba Rock and we had swim time for an hour before going on shore at the Bitter End Yacht Club.
Our Bitter End day was filled with watersports, Poparazzi, and small boat sailing. Every Tango had an hour of tubing time, some got up on wakeboards, and others spent the afternoon flying along the ocean in a Hobie Cat. They had time for milkshakes and some shopping, too!
When we all gathered to head back to our boats from BEYC, we were engrossed in the story about how a Sail Caribbean tradition, Chili Cookoff, began. Each boat makes their version of a delicious chili meal and plans a special presentation to go with it. I Am Free made a batch of tasty chili and welcomed our visiting judges to “Ninja-land” and we popped out of the hatches and behind the mast! We then said goodnight and powered down after an eventful 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.