Paul Cayard feared for the rig when his boat caught a 37-knot puff and buried her bow three feet under water. Six sails went over the side, wiping out the starboard stanchions.
Fortunately, there was no damage to the mast, spinnaker, or any other important gear. "We got the sails back on board and cleaned up the mess," Cayard reported. "We were very lucky."
Grant Dalton was enjoying the conditions on Merit Cup. "What a wake-up call," he said. "I wasn't expecting a wild ride."Reuse content