Teaching sailing is fun and challenging but largely consists of sailing in circles (lots of them) while students run sailing skill drills. So, Teresa, Ella, and I met some other folks in St.. Thomas and went fun sailing — which means just one very big circle.
We bareboat chartered an FP Saona 47 from CYOA in St. Thomas. Overall, the boat was very nice for a charter. The cockpit was a nice size and easily accommodated our group of 10.
A group of 10 friends, including 4 teenaged girls. Three of the group were sailors, and the rest were damned fine bartenders!!
Due to COVID, we could not enter the British Virgin Islands. So, we basically circumnavigated St. John. The trip was fantastic, the scenery beautiful, the sailing easy, and the company spectacular. The rest I’ll leave to the pictures.