Location: West End, Tortola

Wow! We cannot believe it is already day 20! As we wake up this morning in the Bight at Norman Island, the boat is abuzz with energy in anticipation of the final race. We have been practicing our sailing skills- winching, tacking, jibing and trimming our sails to gain the last drop of power from the wind so Sambamba can fly home with first-place medals! Wish us luck! Many aboard have earned their IYT certifications- an internationally recognized credential. The Vegas have all earned their PADI open water dive certifications, while the Barracudas were fine-tuning their diving via earning their PADI advanced certifications along with night, boat, and fish ID specialties. Besides the certifications, Sambambans will go home with a sense of accomplishment- having stood up together to the challenges of living and sailing along the beautiful Caribbean waters and amazing beaches. We arrived as strangers but have departed as friends.