All School, All Day
The next day, David, Janetta the Jib Queen, my husband, and I (and good old Bob, who was game for some more crew-overboard drills) boarded a 47-foot Moorings Beneteau, Inn Harmony, for five days of cruising that would take us to anchorages at Cooper Island, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Norman Island, among others. For Janetta and me, this would be Phase Two of the Fast Track program. We'd already come so far--we had an enormous sense of accomplishment after completing Learn to Sail, and the state of our bodies was evidence of the lengths to which we'd gone to prove ourselves on the water. We'd jokingly redubbed the program Fast Track to Bruising, for all the purple patches we now wore, with pride, on our limbs. We were looking forward to some downtime--and some island-expedition time--as we cruised around on the big boat.