OOD: The future of America's navy is secure. I have full faith and confidence in the crew, yet am slowly coming to believe my surroundings are nota mirage and we did, in fact, make it to Bermuda. P.S. the tea was good. But I prefer mine in a harbor #notaxationwithoutrepresentation.
CO: Overall, we are pleased with the crew's performance. We did not haveto resort to keelhauling to maintain discipline. We are 90% certain that the 19 hour long watch sections were effective in keeping crew members focused. Congratulations to all the racers including our sister ship Gallant, on a race well done.
XO: It has been 12 hours without rest. The CO/XO team has taken to smacking each other awake in order to keep the boat plowing through the crystalblue waters of Bermuda. The promise of cold Dark n' Stormy's and beer has spurred us on to the finish. As enjoyable as the race was, it was nice to step onto terra firma and enjoy tea and crumpets at the RHADC. It looked like wild badgers fighting over a piece of meat. Except they were tiny sandwiches. Looks like freeze dried beef stroganoff and gummy bearsjust can't cut it sometimes.
NAV: The end of this race has confirmed my initial gut feeling that starboard tack was indeed favored. We somehow found our way to a rock in the middle of the ocean using stars and an antiquated protractor. How this technology works is beyond us. Magic perhaps?
SUPPLY: We're out of everything. Seriously. We used Lysol to grease the pan in order to bake some chicken. C'mon, man. Everyone was so tired we just went with it.
This is Defiance Actual, signing off. Fair winds and following seas.