Bummer Marc - major bummer... on the brighter side (well maybe not really), at least you didn't go out on the two-week trip and discover that your main was stuck in the unfurled position..
Let me know if you need a hand getting her into the locks, a day advance notice is all I need to make sure I have no appointments. Pity again too - was really looking forward to crewing on your boat (its so much simpler to sail!
Again - you and Max are again welcome to come out for the race on mine. Although I can understand not wanting to be near a sailboat after the BB incident. Good luck - and hope they expedite the repair procedure (and if it is CSR that it is going to - make them aware of the trip, they'll do their best to tackle everything promptly).