Location: West End
In just the blink of an eye, we have sailed around the British Virgin Islands and have docked back in West End. It’s been an incredible journey, since Day 1 to race day today. Violet and Matt shared the helm throughout our sail like champions. While we may not have won the race, with Chris, Charlie, and Ethan at the jib sheets, we were able to gain speed and show off our sailing skills. It has been remarkable how far all the shipmates have developed their sailing skills, and many are now ICC certified, crew members. Looking back on all the travels Jon and Chris and Jane all raved about turtle tagging and their rewarding community service through Quest. Besides the community service, the Questers, along with our Vegas, have conquered the world of watersports. Grant is practically a fish scuba diving, and Abby and Izzy have furthered their kneeboarding and water skiing skills. As we return to our original home dock, Jack has reminded us how it looks different this time. When we left our adventure, our crew left the dock as a group of eager shipmates, and we have returned as a team of divers, volunteers, friends, and sailors. It’s been an amazing three weeks on the water. As crew of Astrid, we will surely miss the Astridians and wish them safe travels!