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The First Day of Sailing

Jul 16, 2007


Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda, BVI
Author: Graham
Today the crew of Ocean Star awoke to some light music and the smell of pancakes. After enjoying breakfast the new divers went on their second open water dive while the advanced divers helped prepare the boat to sail. The two group’s swapped roles and everyone got a chance to dive and prepare the boat. Then the crew learned about the science projects they are going to be conducting on the trip. After a good lunch we hauled back the anchor and raised the sails. Then after the crew got comfortable with tacking and jibing we practiced our man overboard drill. With good success in the drill we took ocean star back to mountain point dropped anchor and enjoyed a thanksgiving style dinner. Tonight we will have our first MTE class and then all should have a good nights sleep.andlt;br /andgt;andlt;br/andgt;andlt;