Captain's Log: Stardate 10157.5
The Enterprise has returned home from our voyage Around Long Island. I'm proud to announce that we were second in our division around Montauk Point and finished fifth out of thirteen other vessels. The ship held up wonderfully and I would loke to note into my log the wonderful performance of the entire crew. Commander Deich did an exceptional job (as usual) of keeping the island on the left. USS Eagle Captain Bivona was steady as a rock, kept to the schedule, and handled every task put forth to him. First Officer Captain Richard Schillay kept the Enterprise in peak operating condition and made extra effort to keep Laura's birthday cake warm; we couldn't have done this race without him. Lt. Commander Dave Beaver once again has went beyond my expectations in helmsmanship, preparedness, crew morale, and can down a fruit cup like no one I have ever seen. Lieutenant Jory Stark, after battling a mild case of space sickness, has shown me that the promotion to Lt. Commander should not be far off. Ensign Laura Heald, who celebrated her 31st birthday during the mission, has been a wonderful asset to the Enterprise - I also should note her expert helmsmanship during the overnight in Long Island Sound. Ensigns Brad Nassau and Jonathan Pincus, after a challenging, energized, high-wind sail repair, both boldly slept like no man has slept before.

We have learned a few things:
1. "Take your hands off me, you damn dirty ape!" was one of the best movie lines ever - along with several from Blazing Saddles.
2. Ernie lives really far away.
3. Fruit Cup or Photon Torpedo? You decide.
4. In high winds, with water splashing on the deck, a paper towel doesn't dry much.
5. Navigation is a lonely job.
6. Sheep on a plate (with a side dish of sheepdog) can be a delightful meal at 2:00 am in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Enterprise is already ready for Wednesday Night Races again.