With five miles to go, we hailed the race committee, who were standing
by in the Lizard point lighthouse, waiting to mark our arrival across
the finish line. As we sailed into the gloomy night, we were buoyed by
the possibility of a win on this long race. As the time passed, we
practiced taking bearings from the bow so we could announce our arrival
across the line per the race committee's instructions. Approaching the
line, we shined a spotlight on our sail numbers to help the race
committee spot us on the line.
When the countdown was complete, the race committee congratulated us on
our finish and confirmed our official finish time of July 11, 2011,
All that remains is to see how the corrected time finishes worked out.
Did we beat Carina or did they prevail?