Captain's Log: Stardate 10173.1
Despite recent tragedies, it felt great to once again embark to the final frontier last Wednesday night, and it turned out to be one of the best races of the season. It was a shame that the entire crew wasn't able to attend. Our start was close to perfection - and it would have been perfect had Laura known how to tie a knot correctly. (How can she expect to keep a man if she can't tie a good knot?) You guessed it, as we were heading towards the line, ready to luff up Hub Bub, our genoa came loose and we suddenly found ourselves without Warp Drive. Thanks to Dave who quickly responded to the situation, tied new knots and realigned the warp core. In no time, we were moving fast! Everything else went perfect and the Enterprise finished in second. Final results are being computed.

After some consideration, I am noting the following into the log:

- Commendation for Captain Richard Schillay for attendance and tactical command.

- Commendation for Lt. Commander Dave Beaver, again for attendance and his quick thinking that embodies the true sprit of being a Starfleet officer. Dave is also credited with inventing the Fruit Cup Photon Torpedo, which is being outfitted on every starship.

- Jory Stark will receive a promotion to Lt. Commander, based on his attendance, his abilities and his use of projectile vomiting as a method of propulsion.

- Commendation for Lt. Debra Weinstock, whose winning attitude and superb attendance has shown me that a further promotion may not be too far off.

- They said it would never happen - but even I was pleasantly surprised with Andy Brick's timeliness, attendance and willingness to learn. I admit, it was a close call due to his last-minute drop out of the Around Long Island and his apparent lack in management capabilities (See Andy's Admiral log entry.) But nevertheless, he has been promoted to Lieutenant.

- Kurt VonRoeschlaub will receive a promotion to Lieutenant based on his attendance and his growing abilities. He also travels the farthest each each week - a dedication that I wonder if it would be found in others.

- Laura Heald, despite her knot-tying shortfall, is the newest member of the crew and has proven herself to be a valuable asset to the Enterprise. She has reworked the cockpit procedures and spinnaker packing in order for the ship to run faster and more smoothly. Looking back over the log, I see several examples of her service, from throwing her body onto a stanchion to save the spinnaker from doom to wolfing down a butt cake, making sure it was safe for the others to consume. She has been promoted to Lieutenant.

- Ensign Brad Nassau, whose uncanny ability to sleep during the most dramatic and dangerous of missions has only been present for one race since the Around Long Island. I hope that he too will be seeing a promotion once he finds the correct matter/antimatter balance between work and his Starfleet duty.

- Ensign Pincus has only been on board for a fraction of our missions, but did complete the Around Long Island. I hope he will also find the right balance and boost his career as an officer.

Plans are under way for some fall races before the Enterprise is returned to space dock for several months.

Captain's Log: Supplemental
I neglected to mention the pride I have in this great country of ours. Our people have pulled together and have shown tremendous bravery, courage and patriotism. The flag, and all that it stands for, will not fall to the acts of terrorism - and in honor of that, I am going out to the boat and raising the stars and stripes.

I was also proud to hear that a United States Navy aircraft carrier, that was on it's way home, has now turned around and is preparing to take offensive action against the parties responsible for this horrific and cowardly attack, once we verify where they are and who is harboring them - and we will. My deepest gratitude goes out to those brave sailors and pilots aboard the aircraft carrier, who will, hopefully soon, strike back and strike hard in the name of America.

That aircraft carrier's name is Enterprise.

Captain's Log: Stardate 10169.8
Yesterday, September 11th of 2001, our home and our way of life was attacked and it appears that many thousands have perished. The crew, as far as I know, are all fine and unharmed (at present, I have still not heard from Jory, but he is on vacation - and I believe was out of the area.)

It's times like this when we reflect on what we have and are thankful for the friends we have made. Despite all of the teasing and ribbing that takes place in these Captain's Logs, this crew, along with our friends on board Frolic, Hub Bub, Excalibur, Aeroplane, Wow, Bouliner, Alviento, Sea Castle, Starlight, Watercolour, Don't Panic, Jeepers, Sonshine, Earendil and Robin's Nest (to name a few) are some of the best people I've ever had the good fortune to come into contact with and ones that I am proud to call friends.

I know that we tend to lose touch during the winter months, and I would like to change that - starting now. We should make it a point, on a regular basis, to come together to update each other on our lives, laugh at some of our sailing experiences, and mourn those loved ones that were lost during this horrific tragedy. As an example; Kurt and I plan to get together on Wednesday nights (as we did before when Voyager was on) to go out to dinner and watch the new show or see movies during reruns. You are all welcome to join us.

Whatever we do, let's not lose touch as we did before.

Captain's Log: Stardate 10168.2
The race last night will forever be known as "The Race That Could Have Been..." After a great start (Thanks Richard), a windward leg that was tactically perfect (Thanks Richard), a well-planned spinnaker set (Thanks Richard), we blew our downwind leg by heading towards mark "B" which one of the crew mistook for the starting pin (um, Thanks Richard.)

The biggest surprise of the night was the resurrection of Ensign Nassau, who has somehow found a way to pry his lips off of his superior's butt and once again go forth to the final frontier.

Lietenant Weinstock was a no-show, claiming illness as an excuse. The crew began to speculate on the validity of that claim, citing alternate possibilities ranging from fear of comparison with Janet Jackson's melons to a need for cranberry juice to all-out pregnancy (Jeff did fly away to France.)

Ensign Heald and Lieutenant Stark will not be able to join us next week for Race 17. They will both be greatly missed. Ensign Heald, supposedly heading off to Canada (ey) was last seen heading towards Rhodes with Martin Tune from USS Frolic and the man we have all come to know as "JG."

The crew has been asked to take the Enterprise, in my absence, to the EBYRA Fall Series. They are discussing the possibilities as to availability. If the Enterprise does participate, Lt. Commander Dave Beaver will take the conn. For a preview of what that may be like, please review the "Kobayashi Maru" opening sequence of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.