Captain's Log: Stardate 11059.5
First and foremost, I must apologize for the delay in producing this log entry. Normally, such a delay would be due to a loss of both main power and auxiliary power on the Enterprise during an encounter with a hostile race. You know, shields down, life support failing, amazed we survived by shooting a death ray out of the main deflector dish or creating a whole new technology called a Prefix code, blah, blah, blah.

But no. It was, instead, work. Lots of work surrounding a big event. And although some may say work is the greatest threat to sailing on the Enterprise, work does pay the bills and without work, there would be no Enterprise.

Well, OK. There would always be an Enterprise. But, thanks to work, there's an Enterprise in Western Long Island Sound and not 1:100 to scale in some dirty bathtub in Yonkers swirling near the drain.

Event now over, and a big success as well, it's now to time to return to active duty:

I had a great feeling about last Wednesday's race. Now, some may say it was because my crew are getting into a groove, the summertime thermal came in with a nice 10-knot+ breeze, or that we were fully armed with data regarding currents and anticipated shifts.

Or it could be that I knew the crew of Chaika was off cruising for the week. I'll never tell.

The feeling, I must admit, subsided, when our start was called over early by the race committee. You would think, as the Commodore who pays all the bills, I'd get a little consideration, but apparently not. Even still, we dropped back below the line, restarted, and made our way upwind in hopes to pass the fleet.

And, after a textbook spinn set, a couple of jibes and a very unpretty take-down that was still better than the others, we were in the lead for the second upwind leg.

And, like the absolute experts that they are, the crew worked hard during some unusual course changes, and we kept the lead - even on corrected time! A great victory to be sure.