I have been waiting for something to go pear shaped – you simply just don’t have the kind of weather we have been getting without a bill of some sort being presented. After two days of making some serious miles under gennaker the damn thing blew out on us this afternoon. Sheared off right along the stitching underneath the reinforced head piece. Way beyond what we can repair out here. We have gone from cruising at over 8kn down to just about squeezing out five – that’s a loss of 70nm/day, or one day extra in every three.
I could piss razor blades right now.