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Sailing with Argo

Dec 6, 2007

Location: Peter Island
Author: Chantale
Today was an amazing day of sailing. Waking up besides Argo in Gorda Sound, we had a quick breakfast and immediately got Ocean Star ready to sail. By 8am both boats were raising anchor and raising sails, and we impressed those around us by tacking and jibing back and forth a few times in Gorda Sound before proceeding out the narrow channel and down the Sir Francis Drake channel. The wind was good and both boats had all six sails up for a good portion of the sail. Halfway through, Argo launched one of their dinghies to allow those shipmates interested to sail on the other boat, learn a slightly different boat, and take pictures of their own boat under full sail from a different perspective. After several sailing maneuvers we continued to sail downwind to Peter Island, were we anchored in the early afternoon. After flaking the sails and putting our sail covers back on for the last time, we joined the Argo crew for a boom swing, and after dinner we had a night dive on the wreck of the Fearless. To cap off the evening we had a trivia challenge where the shipmates tested their knowledge of marine science, nautical science and diving, and other general knowledge they have acquired on board Ocean Star. Conor C. was the happy winner of the challenge. It was a very busy day, we’re making the most of our last few days on board Ocean Star!