After completing their ASA Sailing courses earlier this year, a group of Hall County sailors decided to put their new skills to the test this summer in the British Virgin Islands. The 8 locals set out for a week of sailing, scuba diving and snorkeling in the islands.
Sam and Leana Haupt, Zach and CJ Greene, Elliott Gainey, Jessica Chambers and Jason and Leigh Justice were all on the sailing trip and had an amazing time on their first voyage together.
“We flew into St. Thomas and picked up our boat on Tortola, this is Cane Garden Bay,” CJ Greene said.
“Zach, myself, Leanna, Sam, Elliott and my brother-in-law Jason had taken all the ASA Sailing courses this year,” CJ said.
Above is the helm of the Fountaine Lucia 40 catamaran that the group sailed for the week. It had four bedrooms and four bathroom.
Zach and CJ at a BBQ restaurant called Hog Heaven on Virgin Gorda overlooking Leverick Bay.
During the trip, part of the group went scuba diving, while others snorkled. “We did have a minor shark encounter, probably the scariest that I’ve ever had with a 6 foot reef shark,” CJ said.
The group visited the Baths (a National Park on Virgin Gorda). “It has such amazing boulders along the beachfront that create stunning lagoons to walk through!”
Pirctured: Sam and Leana Haupt, Zach and CJ Greene, Elliott Gainey, Jessica Chambers and Jason and Leigh Bachman in Smuggler’s Cove on Tortola.
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