We were done! The race was over and we lost! Our ship fell behind. While we didn't win we were able to master defeat.
It didn't take us long to pull the main sail down and start concentrating on tweaking the jib to get us home. While we are not happy we did learn something about overpower the boat and pushing the limits without being prepared to suffer the consequences.
The Art of Defeat?
1.) Understand that you can't always win and losing can prepare you to win.
2.) While it seems to be very important at that time the feelings will pass.
3.) Analyze what went wrong and fit is for the future.
4.) Never assess blame because there are often multiple causes and lack of training at the root.