He was just so ecstatic that he could hang on to the tiller and mainsheet, and stay seated....well, at least until the end when he was heading back in the harbor and flipped over. It took pure determination to right the boat and get himself back to the beach. No wonder he is so tired and sore!
He may have only gotten 7th place out of 12 boats (which is actually quite good with the competition today), but just sailing is a milestone in his recovery. And he'll be right back at it for the next race in two weeks.