Location: Port Vila, Vanuatu

Today we began our final passage of the trip, the 1200 mile sail from Vanuatu to Australia. The day began with a wet boat prep as the sun we enjoyed over the past two days was replaced by rain. After Argo was ready for a long passage, all the shipmates were allowed some last-minute shore time in Port Vila. Everyone used this time to stock up on watch team snacks and send last-second emails. By lunchtime, we were all back aboard Argo and raising sails as we left the harbor. The wind looks like it is going to fill in nicely, and we’re hoping for some good, fast sailing over the next few days.