I started checking the rigging to see how the boat fared in the race. Looks like it was a good thing we retired when we did. The swivel that connects the mast to the furling (forestay) cracked. I'm not sure when it happened but I don't think it would have made it another 100 miles.
I attached a picture of it.
|I just bought one of these and I can testify that it is a pretty skookum piece of|
metal. It saw a lot of stress.