WE'D had very strong winds and been making good progress, but just as the boat was luffing up there was a horrendous bang - one of the forestays
Pretty Fly III, a canting keel Cookson 50, was one of 31 retirements last year after breaking her forestay
. She finished 44th overall and won Division 0 in the 2014 Hobart, beating same-design Victoire.
The powerful three spreader rig utilises Hanse's trademark self-tacking jib system with a second forestay
for long distance cruising and an electric furling system.
An optional bowsprit ensures the Code o is clear of the forestay
, so a worthwhile option.
The rig is high-modulus carbon with rod shrouds and EC6 rigging is optional alongwith an hydraulic forestay
to adjust rake.
He checked out Bronzewing thoroughly and found that the forestay
pin had broken.
A shredded forestay
and forecast southerlies ended M3's race.
Most of the structural components were made of stiffened hollow box sections, except for diagonal braces, which were tubes, and forestays
and backstays, which were wide-flange shapes.
Apollonius follows this vivid description of the tree's uprooting with a simile in which a wintry blast of wind drags off a ship's mast; the mast comes away with "wedges and forestays
" still attached ([phrase omitted], 1.1204).
But as for us, who mean to ply the Egyptian sea, may we be guided by the Thracian crane that flies beside our forestays
and is a welcome sign to pilots, as it looks down upon the great waves while gliding safely through the fields of air.
Above all else, keep an eye on loads for runners, and check the stays, including the combined load on all active forestays
Proud tradition--Rolex battle flags adorn the fleet's forestays