Location: St Barths to BVI

Today, we woke up early to prepare ourselves for the long-dreaded practical sailing exam. Both basic and advanced sailors shook with both excitement and nervousness as we slipped our lines, and left Anse de Colombier’s turtle-studded harbor to begin our exam. Before we knew it, we had jibed, tacked, and winched ourselves into the small bay of Ile de Fourchue, a small nature reserve off the coast of Saint Barth. We wasted no time dropping our transom and hopping into the crystal clear water, ready for a last dip in the Leewards. After a much-needed hull cleaning, we long-lined our dinghy, and used it to tan. Soon enough, it was time for us to prepare our boat for our hundred mile passage back to the Virgin Islands. With the Leewards in our rearview, we can all say with certainty that our time in the Leewards has been awe- inspiring, exciting, and life-changing. date:Jul 24, 2017