Pindar dismasts

The new Open 60 has lost her mast whilst competing at Skandia Cowes Week James Boyd was there with his camera phone

Wednesday August 8th 2007, Author: Kate Fairclough, Location: United Kingdom
Pindar, the brand new Open 60, who was leading in her debut race today, the Artemis Challenge at Skandia Cowes Week, dismasted whilst sailing around the Isle of Wight.

The wing mast snapped less than two metres from the deck at 11.30 this morning. All of the crew are safe. Reaching along the southern side of the Island, Pindar was leading the fleet when the incident occurred. The cause of the breakage is not yet known.

The dismasting of the Open 60 will force Pindar to pull out of the historic Rolex Fastnet Race this Sunday.

TheDailySail's own James Boyd was onboard at the time more details to follow.

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