What really happens when you lose your mast?

Crash Test Boat

In the Summer issue of Yachting Monthly (on sale on Thursday) we detail our attempts to make our 40ft Crash Test Boat safer in a dismasting.

Watch the full video below to see exactly what happens when a mast breaks. How fast does it go? How easy is it to recover? What’s the most difficult bit?

In the August issue we will analyse the best options for creating a jury rig from the remaining spars.

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