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Location: Underway to Antigua

Our main objective for the day has been to travel from the island of Nevis to Antigua. The day began with a sunrise and wake-up call at 6am, followed by the crew’s first time raising the foresail using the gaff boom. Having only raised the main and stay sails previously, this would be the first time that Ocean Star would be underway using three major sails! Once underway, the crew shoveled down a quick breakfast of oatmeal and cereal, heading towards the south-east in moderate seas, good wind, and clear skies. At this point separate watch teams took over, starting with Watch Team 1 at 9am. Moving towards Antigua we readily adjusted the sails, and passed Redonda (Dragon Island). With lunch approaching, Oscar and Jacob set off towards the galley to cook up some wonderful grilled cheeses, which were met with much enthusiasm by the hungry crew. Taking our minds off lunch, first-mate Cooper gave a wonderful seamanship lecture on points-of-sail, wind direction, and sail vocabulary. After several tacks upwind we came into sight of Montserrat and Antigua, and our head and sous chef started on dinner for the night; chili! Over dinner we learned of each other’s dream job, as well as a memory they could relive or alter. From here, cleanup commenced and the crew watched a beautiful sunset over the Caribbean Sea. But the day was not over for some, as their dive table homework had not yet been completed, and their open water exam was less than 24 hours away…