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Bora Bora Bound

Jun 23, 2013


Location: Toopua, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Author: Eshed Pinhas
After starting off the day at 6:30, the Argo crew proceeded to ready the ship for our 5 hour or so voyage to Bora Bora. Shortly after lifting anchor, a deeply satisfying breakfast of raspberry pancakes was dished out to the crew. Once out of the bay, the Fisherman, the forward staysail, and the main staysail were all raised for the first time since the 66 day students arrived on board. Shortly after, followed a MTE class where we learned all the points of sail, the parts of the sails, and the basics to tacking and jibing, The 66 day crew had yet to run through the drills so following the MTE class, the crew practiced all the necessary skills involved with dealing with a man overboard, a fire, and an abandoning ship situation. A few hours later we arrived in Bora Bora where we would spend the next few days. The new PADI students began their first open water dive to further their advancement in getting a Open Waters Diving license while the rest of the crew attended their marine bio class. Dinner was served several hours later and to finish the day everyone sat down to watch a documentary made and narrated by and about the super-seaman Irving Johnson, who originally began these types off student-sailor adventures.