Spindrift Dismasted

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. Doug Lord
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    “The crew is safe and sound,” reports Guichard. “Everything happened so fast. The mast fell to the leeward of the boat. The conditions were not so extreme. It’s too early to know exactly what happened. We had to drop the rigging to save the boat and prepare it for towing. Operations are currently underway to recover it.”

    Sounds like a critical piece of rigging failed and the mast just dropped while in moderate sailing conditions. Better to happen close to home than while under way that's for sure. Glad everyone is safe.
     
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