Location: 11 20.05'S 100 58.44'E

Today watch team two started off on the morning 8 to 12 watch. About a half an hour in, the reel on the fishing rod spun off crazily. It turns out no one on watch team two knows how to fish, so Ben, our captain, jumped in and helped reel the fish in. It probably took 20 minutes and six different people to reel the fish in. Once we got it on deck, we realized it was a skipjack tuna. So everyone who was awake was treated to the freshest tuna sashimi they’ll probably ever get in their lives. Even some of the vegetarians saw it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and tried it (I didn’t keep wishing Mom). The chefs today were Jack, Allie, and Mikaela was head chef. Hugh was our breadmaker today and made some awesome garlic bread and a great birthday cake. They did an awesome job in the galley making salads for lunch and lemon chicken for dinner, despite how rocky it was. After lunch, most of the crew had an EFR lecture with Simon, where they began to learn about basic first aid and CPR. The Yachtmaster students had a lecture on colregs (collision regulations). After class, the people who were not on watch caught up on homework and sleep.

All in all, today was a great day, and we can’t wait to get to the Cocos Keeling Islands. Lastly, I want to wish a happy birthday to Carolyn! We love you and hope you had an awesome day!