Thursday, November 8, 2007

Photos from Artemis demasting

Boom sinking...

Cutting the last cable

Something is missing!

Heading back home.
Daily Report from Artemis:

"Well, I really don't know what to say... I have never been so disappointed, shocked or upset as I am right now. For those of you who don't know, we lost the rig on Artemis yesterday at around 1530 UTC.
We were sailing along at pace in 25 gusting 30 knots of wind with the jib and one reef in the mainsail aboard Artemis, loving life and making great progress towards our next waypoint. We had reduced Artemis' sail area a few hours before, as things were getting a little hairy and the forecast was due to increase. The boat felt fine, even slightly underpowered at times. We also had the Solent and small Solent plugged in on the front so that we could easily change down as the breeze picked up. -