Second-to-finish Hobart competitor Sean Langman (Investec Loyal) won far more than a pickle dish this year. Along with crew Ty Oxley, he won the everlasting gratitude of a little girl and her family after saving her life the week before the race when she fell in the water and became trapped under a floating pontoon. In a strange coincidence, the girl was treated at a hospital that was a beneficiary of the Loyal Foundation that Langman’s Hobart fundraising benefits. There’s enough good karma around this incident to last a long, long time.
Read all about it at the Daily Telegraph, and check the Hobart thread starting at post # 1024 for the rest of the story. And if you get too emotional (as Langman did when he read this pink note), check out this post summarizing the Aussie media coverage of the 2010 Hobart for a laugh or six.