We continue to sail with all the sails up at a steady pace of eight to ten knots. People seem to be pretty well in the groove of life on passage, although there are still a few kinks to work out. It’s been beautiful weather all day, clear skies and blue water as we reached our first thousand mile mark on the trip log. The overall confidence of the crew seems to improve with each new success. The academic end of things is the next hurdle, as few of us have ever balanced papers and tests with three hour sailing shifts, three times a day. We will do just fine, however. This is the experience of a lifetime.