Boogie van den Boogard, Starchaser, 22:01 GMT
"Round the island....again, and again, and again...
It's an exciting race!
We rounded Nevis in the dark and had a good run behind the back of St Kitts and St Eustatius and used the little lull behind Saba to do a headsail change, before rounding this beautiful rain forested volcano island, only to start beating east, direction St Barths.
It certainly is also a race that takes you around sides of the islands not much visited, giving our crew some astonishing views of the islands. It certainly is giving some people some ideas of where they would like to come back to! As our skipper Boogie (Wijnand van den Boogaard just said: "It's hard to continue racing when you pass all these amazing bays and beaches! Offshore racing Caribbean style!"
Luckily enough there will be some partying Caribbean style when we arrive to keep us going!
We've just rounded the south part of St Maarten and are short tacking our way up the Anguilla Channel to Tintamarre, before heading South East again towards St Barths and then it's the long haul all the way south to Guadeloupe.
Latest news we've had from friends and family following us around the course is that we were lying 1st in class and 8th overall. Not bad for our motley crew! We will work hard to keep this going!
Back on watch in a few minutes..."