The first session will start with the group meeting each other through their sponsor or sponsors dependent on choice. They will then hold the auditions for captain, those interested will make a speech and then a private ballot will be cast. This will continue into a tour of the ship sales port. The owner will showcase the ships voted on and allow the group to decide. Crew members will have the chance to debate why their choice is the best. Once the ship has been decided the group will then be given a modification budget to represent the previous mods done to the ship as next to no ship stays stock for long. After that the group will be given their race package to decide their route and do their pre-race interviews.
So have your debates and speeches ready for the opening session.