But the comeback just fell short ... this is what a .27 second loss for a Henley Gold feels like! Carolyn's face and anguished expression tells the pain. This picture is taken from American Rowing News October 2008. At the finish, the girls lost by .27 seconds and another stroke would have won them the championship and the title of being the best in North America. The time of the win was about 8 minutes. At an even pace, .27 seconds is less than 1 metre. At finish line speed, the race was likely lost by much less ... one observer noted that the boat number was the difference. A great finish! And it's even more dramatic given that Erin sacrificed her hair to make weight in order to qualify to race. What a storybook ending had the girls won! At Henleys, there's GOLD and then there's the rest.