When you just can't handle the pressure 😩
Sometimes, sh #t happens. And today was one of those days... During today's practice for the St Thomas International Regatta our mainsail clew ring just decided it had enough. Literally busted at the seams... It's a bit surprising that it happened today in moderate conditions, but also not all that surprising considering this boat is sailed nearly 365 days a year.
Likely UV damaged to the threads that caused the failure, but luckily no structural damage to the sail. We attempted to sew it back together ourselves, as we would in the middle of the ocean, but when we found out @north_sails loft was just down the street, we took her in.
Hopefully will be back in action by tomorrow afternoon! Stay tuned for updates 😬