Blue at Big Blue
While the Blue Blazer Worlds sailed in Swan 42’s are under way at the NYYC Invitational (What, no SAYC, invite?) in Newport, RI, it was anything but smooth sailing today as something like 5 or 6 North jibs blew up, putting a damper on the Big Event.
Apparently there were issues with the webbing in the head, and the sails failed in about 22 knots. All of the jibs at the event were later inspected, revealing the same flaw with them all. Gosh, that’s too bad.