Aug 5, 2005
The day began with breakfast in St Barth’s – chrunchy bambams! We then left the dock, and raised our sails just out past the channel. Once underway we raised the fishermens and the flying jib. I enjoyed being at the help for such a great sail with all 6 sails up. We arrived in Statia by 2pm, passing some huge oil tankers at the northern end of the island. Boomer went ashore to clear customs, while we squared the boat away. Ready for MTE class at 3pm. Following this Winston and myself went for a swim, hoping to find some slave beads – no luck though! After dinner we topped the day off with another OCE marathon 2 hour class. We were learning about waves and then moved onto our final module – management – and discussed fisheries and the problems of overfishing.