RIG & MAST FAILURE

HASSE & COMPANY: PORT TOWNSEND SAILS

RIG FAILURE

1) Helmsperson:
  • Loss of headstay--fall off downwind
  • Loss of backstay--head into wind
  • Loss of shroud--tack opposite lost shroud
2) Watch crew:
  • Rouse all hands
  • Don lifejackets
3) All hands:
  • Rig halyard to chain plate of failed stay or shroud

DISMASTING

1) Helmsperson:
  • Beam to wind
2) Watch crew:
  • Rouse all hands
  • Don lifejackets
3) All hands:
  • Get as much as possible on board
  • If holed, follow collision procedure