Captain’s Log: Stardate 10276.7
”Spreader, meet the water. Water, this is the spreader.”

They say the worst thing that can happen to a starship is a warp core breech, which usually comes from a loss of containment fields, mixing together matter and anti-matter, and resulting in an explosion that will not only destroy the ship and everyone on board, but can do tremendous damage to other ships or planets that happen to be nearby. And even though I fully expect the USS Eagle to experience such a catastrophe (it’s only a matter of time,) we experienced the next best thing. In Saturday’s race 1 of the Fall Series, during high winds, we lost control of the spinnaker and the helm, resulting in a high-speed turn upwind and a roll to port. In the course of a few seconds, the crew held on for dear life and only a couple of us fell downwards to the warm waters below. Mitch blew the guy and the ship righted herself, once again restoring control.

We did a head count and aside from a few bumps and bruises, all were fine and accounted for. We checked our gear and came up short a sheet and guy, so our spinnaker-flying season had officially ended. Luckily, we were able to switch and continue the series in the non-spinnaker division.

Missing, as usual, were Lt. Debra and Ensign Brad. Also not able to join us for the season’s final mission was Lt. Kurt, placing his career and the welfare of his wife and child ahead of his Starfleet duty – which ultimately was a good decision as chances are he would have ended up overboard during the broach.

The series continued on Sunday, with even less crew. Mitch couldn’t escape his wife’s tractor beam and Lt. Laura spent the day at home praying to the porcelain gods and doing “Lefties” from some sort of food poisoning -- not to be confused with “doing Lefty,” which is Aran's domian (or is there a new man from California???)

For our last race series of the season, I’m proud to say the Enterprise finished in third place, thanks to the coordinated effort of the best crew in the fleet.

Plans are already under way for repairs, refits and next season’s sailing adventures, where we will continue the voyages we have begun, seeking out new regattas and exploring new frontiers.

Boldly going where no one has gone before.