Location: Grande Anse D'Arlet, Martinique
Today began with an early raise ad for a select few and an early swim. Sails were raised and set at 07:00, and we were underway. The crew enjoyed a breakfast of eggs and sausages served underway. A favorable wind filled our sails almost the entire passage to Martinique. Just shy of the island, a man overboard drill was performed under sail. Though it took a few tries to recover the buoy, the final attempt was perfect. Once closer to Grande Anse D’Arlet, a small boat was spotted off our port. No mind was paid to this vessel until a flare was seen shooting off its bow. We heaved to and took in sail to give aid to the distressed vessel. In the end, we towed the boat to Grande Anse D’Arlet, after which Near Enough rafted up alongside Ocean Star. The rest of the afternoon was spent resting, swimming, and grilling. The night concluded with heavy winds and currents and the final oceanography literature review presentations in the saloon. There was then a crew rotation between the boats, and an anchor watch began on Ocean Star. It was a great day for sailing.