Shortly after tonight's buffet dinner, we invited representatives from each team to come up on stage, take the microphone, and share their tales of woe, with prizes awarded for the best sob stories. Detroit's Ken Schram elicited a collective "Awww" as he told his fellow competitors about the lightning bolt that nearly threw him overboard. But it was Marblehead winner Russ Silvestri who really tugged our heartstrings, explaining how, on the first beat of the first race, a bottle of rum spilled belowdecks. By the end of the race, the alcohol fumes had set off the boat's propane detector. The alarm emitted an incessant "beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep" than tormented the crew for the rest of the day. In light of the team's aural misery, the judges awarded Silvestri's crew top prize for their tear-jerking tale, but everyone here deserves an "atta boy" for the persistence of their smiles amidst so much precipitation.