Captain's Log: Stardate 10177.0
Imagine a lot of wind.

Now double it.

That's what we faced yesterday as the Starship Enterprise raced in the 2001 Leukemia Cup. With reduced sail and crew perched on the rail getting soaked by the waters of Manhasset Bay and Long Island Sound, all performed well on this 20-mile trek, which was our last mission for the season. We decided not to use the spinnaker - in fact the decision to sail at all was a tough one. In a race that started with 14 boats, I think only six or seven actually finished, one of which was the Enterprise. The highlight of the race had to be travelling at Warp 8.6, but, with such speeds comes damage: Our radar reflector system was shattered and we lost a few warp couplings (the cars that hold the main sail to the mast.) Thankfully nobody was hurt, and I'm sure everyone got a great night's sleep.

Filling in for missing crewmembers Andy Brick and Jonathan Pincus (he lost his job - now what's his excuse?) was Lt. Laura's roommate Elizabeth, Asteroid-Crusher Deborah Fine, and USS Frolic crewmember Carol Senk (or whatever her last name is now - she's had more ex's than Elizabeth Taylor.)

The Enterprise is scheduled to return to spacedock for minor repairs and upgrades in the next few weeks. By next April, she will be ready to continue the voyages we have begun, seeking out new marinas and new regattas, boldly going where no man, or no one, has gone before.