Location: Falmouth Harbour, Antigua

Today was an unexpected lay day as one of our crew could not race today for health reasons. We need absolutely everyone available to work Ocean Star’s sheets and coax her sails into propelling us forward, so we decided not to push our luck with a short-handed crew, and we took the day to watch the races. During the second half of the afternoon, we were able to get some study and classwork done. Ocean Star is a college school ship, after all. We managed to push on through despite the attempted distractions from the crews from other vessels. We are quite a popular bunch. (We are gunning for the Spirit of the Regatta Award and the John Leader Trophy) After a Navigation Master class and an Oceanography lecture, it was time for dinner. We had a special guest appearance at dinner from Peyton’s father, who came down to watch the crew compete in the races. Peyton seems to have gotten quite a few visitors over the course of the trip. He was really honored to be on board for a meal and a round of squeeze, and we were happy to have him. That concluded another wonderful day of Sea|mester.

Ian M