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Weigh Anchor!

Jul 14, 2008


Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda, BVI
Author: Jack
This morning we woke up to the wonderful smell of pancakes being cooked by our chefs at the crack of dawn. We then went immediately into another open water dive where we went down to 25 feet and practiced skills, like partially flooding the mask and clearing it underwater, as well as a controlled emergency safety ascent. After that we got our first introduction to sailing this beautiful ship. We went over line handling and removed the sail covers. After a short lunch it was time to weigh anchor and head out to sea. We started by raising the mainsail and followed with four more. After getting out into open water we practiced tacking and jibing for about three hours and completed a man overboard drill. We headed back to Mountain Point after taking down all five sails and dropped anchor. We had a thanksgiving style dinner and now we have our first MTE class and another beautiful night here in the BVI.andlt;hr width=’100’/andgt;andlt;div align=’center’andgt;andlt;tableandgt;andlt;trandgt;andlt;tdandgt;andlt;