1 April 2011
Three boats have lost their masts on their way back to Cape Town after the Cape to Rio Race. Jon looks at all the racing yachts masts and rigging and thinks, “What’s wrong with me, it looks so small and light!” Jon also travels 5000nm, completes the race and sails on.
To keep luck on his side, Jon will change his fore & backstay once he gets back to Australia, and may change more. Perie Banou II’s standing rigging is two times heavier than the specified size for that vessel.
He has requested that I manufacture him a boom tent to keep the deck and cabin cool and protected from the harsh tropical sun, and questions why he has never thought of it before!
Jon is in good spirits and will soon be leaving his yacht in the BVI’s (British Virgin Islands) to deliver a yacht from Indonesia to Airlie Beach.