Perhaps the best zero-to-hero story of Day 2 belonged to the crew of Roxanne, a 1D35 owned by Douglas Haas, of Dickison, TX. "It had started raining heavily before our start," said Haas, "and we'd taken the sails before the squall hit." Somehow, after the squall passed by, the crew of Roxanne missed their warning gun. By the time they figured out their class flag was up, they were in sequence. "We scrambled to get the sails up, and as we got near the committee boat I was worried about whether or not we might be barging. I had two boats close by, so we tried to head up and stall for a minute. Then the rudder stalled." Unfortunately for Haas, the committee boat was close by. "I knew we were going to hit, so I tried to make it a glancing blow. We took out some of their rubrail, and when I spun the bow away, the stern hit hard enough to pop it open. We had a four-foot-long crack and started taking on about a gallon of water a minute. While one guy bailed, the rest of us used duct tape and a pair of vise grips to hold the boat together and stop the flooding."