40 Degrees breaks mast
While departing Charleston Harbour in the Atlantic Cup, 40 Degrees, sailed by Hannah Jenner and Peter Harding, suffered a dismasting after their cap shroud failed. Both Jenner and Harding were uninjured in the incident.
Hannah Jenner commented: “I’ve sailed this boat through hideous weather and situations where you expect the rig to fall down and instead it’s a flat calm day in the harbor which is probably pretty fortunate. It’s disappointing; not going to say it’s not. We worked very hard to be here and this was the first double-handed race of the season and now we have to reassess the program.”
They are exploring options to get another boat to the start of the New York leg of the race.