As we hardened up in 8-10 knots last night on stbd tack our 2nd intermediate shroud between the 1st and 2nd spreaders broke. It was on the “loose” side so the mast was/is fine. Have dropped all sail and are motoring in towards the lee of Cuba where we hope to find flat water and calm winds. Will motor East until we find a protected place to make temp repairs or will go to Hemmingway Marina and figure out if Cuba knows how to make rod rigging.
PS> Everybody is fine.
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Hey, consider this a lucky break…..cigars, rum, old dodge darts with a slant 6, and the perfect excuse for the State Department.
Judy & Torben