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Monday, October 16, 2017 noon to 6 p.m.

Sailing Adventure in the Bahamas is a 6-day live-aboard learning adventure for enrolled UCF Students with valid id's only. The group (12-14 participants) will live aboard two sailboats as part of the crew with the captain and mate. As members of the crew, the group will take part in sailing the boat, navigation, preparing meals, and other activities needed to run the boat. No experience is necessary. We guide students in learning the skills needed to get the boat from place to place. Everyone will take part in hoisting, trimming and taking down the sails, steering, tacking, anchoring, navigating and general safety on board. Students can also learn to identify the abundant sea life and will gain a renewed appreciation for reef and ocean ecology. Students will have opportunities to lead the group and will gain experience with group dynamics, conflict resolution and problem solving.

*Flights are not included in the cost of this trip. Participants should not book any flights until trip is confirmed by Outdoor Adventure Graduate Assistant. Payments include an initial $100 deposit and two separate payments of $395.

General Itinerary 
Day 1: Board the vessels in Marsh Harbour; orientation; sail or motor to first anchorage; swim and snorkel review; Dinner
Day 2-5: Days begin with breakfast followed by introduction to sailing, introduction to navigation and sailing instruction. 
• Each day, the group will help to sail the boats to one of the Abaco Cays and/or one of the coral reefs. 
• Most days include snorkeling, visits to local settlements, swimming, fishing and exploring.
• Visits include all or most of the following cays and possibly others: Man O War Cay, Great Guana Cay; Elbow Cay and Hopetown; Matt Lowes Cay; Lynyard Cay. Some favorite stops include snorkeling at the Fowl Cay Reef national preserve, climbing the historic Hope Town Lighthouse (built in 1862) for the unbeatable view, and visiting the traditional boat-building settlement of Man-O-War Cay.
• Each night is spent on board anchored near one of the Abaco Cays. The final night is spent back in Marsh Harbour.
Day 6: Breakfast; packing; departures.


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