Comment (25)

  • Hilton Libanori| April 24, 2014

    Great video. Had the same problem one year ago, 38ft yacht. I was alone and
    it took almost 24 hours to clean the mess and free the propeller from guys
    and wires, Needed to spend the night anchored in moderately deep water and
    4ft waves before I had assistance to remove the broken rig from the water
    and return to the marina. My mast broke in three parts, exactly the same. A
    missing clevis in the shroud turnbuckle caused the whole problem. 

  • david holdham| April 24, 2014

    Been in similar situation. Glider 30ft yacht. for real.Start of race Off
    Penarth. Bristol. Channel. Quite hairy.

  • Ned Kline| April 24, 2014

    what a bunch of freakin idiots!!!!!!!!!

  • Hilton Libanori| April 24, 2014

    Crew should be wearing helmets. Recently, during Cape2Rio regatta, one
    sailor died after the same problem in a Bavaria 55.

  • Betul Egi| April 24, 2014

  • Jens Kristensen| April 24, 2014

  • Andrew R. Buys| April 24, 2014

    OMG! No mast in 30 mph.

  • Johan Greiner| April 24, 2014

    Mast breuk zeiljacht onder vol tuig :

  • Keith Simpson| April 24, 2014

    So “blow boat” is not disrespectful? Gimme a break,dude.

  • Radek Dudka| April 24, 2014

    Spece od bezpieczeństwa na jachtach testowo łamią maszt żeglując pod
    Najcekawiej robi się po fakcie, gdy załoga próbuje podjąć połamany maszt z
    żaglami na pokład – to dobry materiał instruktażowy, w razie gdyby… *ODPUKAĆ
    Od siebie dodam tylko, że wanty tnie się w ostateczności, dużo prostsze,
    szybsze i tańsze jest wyciągnięcie zawleczek lub rozkręcenie ściągaczy :)

  • flyingtigre1| April 24, 2014

    try a Drimmel tool. battery operated and cut cable in a flash. Less than
    70 bucks.

  • jaap blues| April 24, 2014

    oops! looks like my own summer-experience at the northsea……..

  • johnnsweeney| April 24, 2014

    If you intent is to provide a mast recovery exercise to novices, great. But
    if you are honestly looking to understand how or why a rig fails, perhaps
    you might apply a bit of science and engineering? Contrary to your
    introduction, it was entirely predictable that the rig would buckle at the
    lower shroud attachment point when it was in place and the upper shroud
    parted. It was also predictable that, given no backstay tension and
    under-trimmed jib, that the mast would fall to leeward. Get serious

  • jimmiethegerman| April 24, 2014

    That wire was already half way hacked through if you look closely. It takes
    a while and it is frustrating to hack saw though 1×19. The best tool is
    probably the bullet blast thingy. Quick and effortless. The Hydraulic
    cutters are great but cost about $2k depending on what size wire you need
    to cut.

  • Yachting Monthly| April 25, 2014

    You’ll see how we did this in the next video in the series: Jury Rigs

  • elimonjal| April 25, 2014

    difficult to understand this guys accent

  • Simon Wilson| April 25, 2014

    Great video – very informative thanks. I broke a mast recently in a laser.
    Different scale I know but the same issues – big surprise followed by “what
    do I do now.” Managed to sail downwind with scrap of sail and mast left

  • thopkins22| April 25, 2014

    What would sailboats without a mast be if not motor boats? Give me a break.

  • Ocean71| April 25, 2014

    Top movie. Thanks a lot.

  • stuartaft| April 25, 2014

    7:00 Perfect time to have a drink of Coca Cola

  • ianrkav| April 25, 2014

    Maybe not:-)

  • dirtTdude| April 25, 2014

    a blow boat with no mast is no powerboat… not by a long shot, blow boats
    are slow and clumsy… power boats can go very fast and they are highly
    maneuverable… also, powerboat owners hardly ever disrespect the wind but
    blow boaters almost always disrespect the whole powerboat scene

  • ianrkav| April 25, 2014

    Has anyone designed an unbreakable mast yet?

  • percymain2| April 25, 2014

    no helmets?!

  • jimmiethegerman| April 25, 2014

    You should really cut them some slack here. This was a neat video which
    demonstrates what happens when a mast breaks. Of course they could have
    asserted that the mast would fall to leeward. Not a guarantee, but most
    likely the mast will ALWAYS fall to leeward with the sails up. They did a
    neat experiment and had to consolidate it down to a 15 min. video so that
    it is watchable. It had my attention the whole way through. TOO critical.
    You go make a video like this and then let me at the comments