It was not possible to swim back to the boat due to the current so we got picked up by rescue and they dumped us back aboard. Bruce told me to get back in the seat and get it restarted!! The helo gave us the OK signal so we assumed that we could resume the race. As we proceeded down the course I couldnt see where I was going because my sheild was gone so Bruce tried to find his sunglasses to give my so that we could get back into the hunt!! The guy is determined! The pace boat stopped us though and said go inside, its over. Thats cool. Pops explained afterwards that ejection means no more racing until med checks you and the boat is inspected.
We went in and waited at the wet pits for the families. They were very upset. Keep in mind our wives were toting 3 kids, all under 6 and all crying... Lucky Strike and his wife met us at the dock also and took our post photo!! The boat did not suffer much damage. The drives are fine, the paint has a gel coat chip and my Martin Offshore sticker got torn!! All in all we were very fortunate not get seriuosly hurt. I cant say enough for the STARS team and race control. They were on top of the situation. Amy from APBA actually called my wife right after the ejection tolet them know that we were OK and before any rumors spread. They are a truly professional organization.