17:55 UTC i.e. 13:55 Caribbean time.
The crew sleeps after a busy night and I, alone at the helm, cross the 100-mile barrier on arrival.
The day is splendid with the mild sea and the trade winds blowing at a constant 15 knots.
With mainsail and jib JK moves slowly.
ETA of arrival in Santa Lucia
I live in the moment.
I smell the air, it warms my face, I try to perceive its taste while with my eyes I observe as many waves as possible.
I observe the surf and evaluate the noise.
Caf (Luca Cafasso) arrived in Santa Lucia, a reminder of this crossing will be tattooed.
I, in my own way, am tattooing myself this moment.
That’s all? Already arrived?
Everything is reversing.
Today I would like to put the brakes on the time that until yesterday I wanted to accelerate.
The miles flow inexorably.
The end of the journey will concur symbolically
with the cut of the finish line.
On one side a white buoy on the other the committee boat.
I have been deciding for days that I will not be at the helm.
I will leave the symbolic honor of the arrival to Simone Stolfo, the youngest of the group, a good boy.
Sailing needs young people like him.
My journey has just begun and Roodney Bay is just a new departure.
Taken from the logbook of Luca Davoli, captain of JK Sail