Location: English Harbour, Antigua

Day two of classics – watch out!

First of all, we have matching shirts this time. Well, except for Jack. He might have lost him in the bathroom… But anywho. Look at how cool we look!!! And the shirts are so so soft (a big highlight for me). Thanks, ML! And ML’s parents for bringing them down!
Second of all, we know how to tack a jib. It involves a lot of yelling (in a joyous way), definitely some tape around our calves, and always perfectly timed backwinding.
Third of all, we know how to dance. You may not think that’s important in this race, but I don’t think we would have been half as fast without our impeccable grooves.

To be honest, we actually weren’t very fast at all… At least compared to the other boats. But we are racing against world-class sailing vessels. Anddddddd, we as a crew have gotten so fast at sail raises, drops, maneuvers, you name it! I’m honestly so proud and excited to just be here and be in the race. For me, just being surrounded by all these sailboats and feeling sun-kissed, windswept, and ocean-splashed all at the same time is so fun and exhilarating. At one point, I looked out and felt like I was in a painting. I’m just so happy to be a part of the Reggada, and I’m so proud of our crew for doing so well and having so much fun with it. The whole thing is just SO COOL!

And then, to top it all off, we got to have pizza with Argo for dinner! A dream!

I know that’s probably not very descriptive and doesn’t really convey what it feels like to be out here. But know that it’s a very special experience. While I know my photos are gold, I’m sure there are some cool photos of Ocean Star and our valiant competitors that are posted on the various Classic’s sites – if you’re interested, I highly suggest checking us out. The ones I’ve seen are so beautiful and epic – apologies for not sharing them here…It was $300 for the package, and I did not buy them…

Stay tuned for tomorrow! Who knows… maybe we’ll actually win!

(Hip, hip, hooray for the short course!)