Captain's Log: Stardate 11254.6
With severe thunderstorm watches in effect for the entire quadrant, it was fortunate that we were able to reach most of the crew to turn them around before trekking (I just don't use that word enough) to City Island.

Lt. Ellen and I arrived at the club to find EBYRA Principal Race Officer Eben standing on the steps, waiting for the right time to blow off the racing for the night from the shore -- launch service was suspended and there was no way to get out to the committee boat. At 6:15, he made the call.

How bad was the lightning? Not far from the MYBC dock and, scary enough, not more than a 100 yards or so from the Enterprise, a powerboat was hit by lightning, resulting in a explosion and fire that, according to eyewitnesses, rivaled any Hollywood action movie.

Flames engulfed the cabin and flybridge in no time. Had anyone been on board, they surely would have perished. NYC fireboats came out to extinguish the boat and put it back on her mooring (the flames burned through the original lines.)

This is what's left -- and notice how close it was to the Enterprise:


Hopefully next week will be a little more of what we're used to weather-wise.