Location: West End, Tortola

Today I woke up with the realization that it’s our last full day here. I spent my morning at a skipper’s meeting to talk about the rules for the final race. We arrived promptly at the starting point at 9 am. At first we were in last place but eventually, we moved our way up to second place with Jake at the helm. We could’ve come in first but our tacking was a bit slow. We ended in second behind Bella Vita. I think all that matters is that everyone had a really good time and participated fully. Later today we’re docking at West End for lunch and finishing the final cleanups of the trip. Tonight is our last BBQ and I can’t wait to see everyone who’s been through the same things as me in the past 2.5 weeks. It feels like I haven’t been home for a year but in a good way. I’m not ready to leave these people who have become like my family. On this trip, I learned more about myself and others than I ever have before. Participating in ActionQuest was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and I plan on keeping some lifelong friends. date: Aug 14, 2017