Location: West End, Tortola

Today we started early at about 7:15. We had a breakfast of cereal and Charlie (our skipper), and I had a skipper’s meeting. We went over the charts to see where the race was, and then we had to choose the lineup. Everyone chose, and I thought I had picked four, then Charlie exclaimed “turn it 90 degrees,” and then I realized the four was backward and that I had picked number one! We were all elated, and as soon as we lined up, we were the most windward boat. We were off to a great start, and then five boats passed us. In the end, only one boat was behind us! We finished the race in 7th place… but hey! We improved. Soon after we started to clean the boat. We did a reasonable job. Well, I have to finish, so talk to you next year!