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Sailing to Statia without electronics

Aug 10, 2006

Location: Statia
Author: Whitney
This morning, four of the shipmates (Emily, Priscilla, John and I) and Beaker woke up at 5am to go for a dawn hike on our last morning in Ile Fourchue. When we got to the top of the rocky hill we saw the sun rising through the clouds. It was a great way to start the morning. After we returned to Ocean Star we had a delicious breakfast of tropical fruit salad and fluffy pancakes. Then we finished preparing the boat to sail and commenced our 25 nm sail to the historical island of St Eustatius. We navigated there without using the ships electronics, using our new knowledge and skills from our MTE course. When we arrived we struck sails and had an oceanography class, and later a great dinner (prepared by Jess and Zack) of penne and marinara sauce, sausages and the rare treat of a desert, apple crisp. It was another superb day.