Location: St. Barths

Today we were roused to the morning playlist at the usual time of 6:00. We had breakfast right away and got ready to go surfing. Andy got the car ready a couple of hours later, and we piled in. The beach was only a short 10-minute drive from where we are docked. When we got to the beach, the waves were a little underwhelming, but that was okay. Instead of surfing on the boards we rented, we separated into the watch teams we had for the long sails and decided to have a race! With five people on each board, Andy became a pylon, and Anna was the finish. Of course, my watch team dominated the others and won! After the race, we got to chill out on the beach for a few hours building sand castles and hanging out. It was a lot of fun. When the time was up, we were shuttled back to the boat, and then we had to prepare for the exams, which everyone had been dreading for weeks now. I took my VHF operator test as well as my advanced sailing, and some people took both of those as well as there beginner sailing test. As far as I could tell everything went well for everyone and now it’s only a matter of time until they are graded and we find out. Once everyone was finished, we had some free time to stock up at the superstore before our long sail tonight. Now that dinner is over, we are about to embark on our 110-mile journey to Virgin Gorda. Wish us luck!