After completing the 3- to 4-mile race, we set an anchor on Endurance just inside the inlet and most of the competitors rafted up for sandwiches, beer and socializing. As usual, this was a great time for boasting, excuses, sea stories, idle gossip, and of course, drinking beer. Finally Jamie, the Beer Can Race Committee Chairman stood under the foredeck light as a vocal chorus of "Race Results!!" echoed across the decks. All competitors were acknowledged and applauded, as results were read from last until fourth place. "And in the money…" The third, second and first place finishers were announced. First place got a HISC T-shirt and a case of beer; second place a half case of beer. Whenever the winners don't join the raft up, their beer is awarded to the next place finisher. There's always something to be said for just showing up! A fine time was had by all. See you next Wednesday.