Location: Passage to St Lucia

Waking up at 0530 this morning was a great way to start the day. We hauled up the mainsail and both headsails managing to get off the mooring even though our line was caught up in the dolphin striker. Although Simon had warned us about the conditions we should expect, I doubt any of us truly had any idea of what was to come. Once we sailed out of Bequia’s lee, the infamous wind hit, and it hit hard, with sustained winds around 30 knots. Watch team one started off, which some of us took as an advantage of getting our heads down for a few hours rest, preparing ourselves for an intense day of sailing. As the sun crossed the sky, waves came crashing down on the bow, bow watcher, and everyone sitting in the cockpit. Our port cap rail even skimmed by the waves every so often. All in all, we had a great time, and everyone made it safe and sound.