Location: West End, Tortola

Today is a sad day, the final day out on the water. It’s been quite an adventure for us all. We’ve been through great times, silly times, and even frustrating times as the shipmates have successfully met the challenges of becoming scuba divers and sailors. They have also learned to work together as a group and have become a family. Preston has completed his flotilla skipper license and is the go-to guy in getting the boat sailing and successfully navigating us to our destination. Jaye is also a leader on the boat and has become an awesome sailor. She was at the helm during the entire race today and successfully captained the Prosecutor into second place. Jared is the comedic relief on the boat, always lightening the mood with his witty, dry humor. He has also become quite the main sheet trimmer and is an integral part of the crew when sailing. James has been bringing style to The Prosecutor with his bright orange sunglasses that his fellow shipmates got him as part of his birthday celebration yesterday. Always a source of enthusiasm on the boat, James has been cheering us on all session. Another birthday celebration has been going on among the cleaning today its Matt’s 14th birthday today! Little does Matt know that a birthday cake is on the way! Maddie has also become a prominent voice on the boat, taking initiative in the getting daily chores out of the way as well as getting the boat moving. Madison, always the one to want to take care of others, is a confidante and friend to everyone on the boat. She has also motivated everyone else to study for their sailing exams and has been quizzing people left and right. Julia has mastered her sailing skills and has enjoyed all of her time with Lifeworks as part of the Quest program this session. She has also completed her Emergency First Responder certification as well! Over the past two weeks, this group of shipmates has transformed from a group unsure of itself and slightly awkward with themselves and one another to a family. They may not be aware of it now, but they have grown so much together and will be returning home a little bit more mature, more sure of themselves and a little bit Prose-classy ?