I was on Lake Lanier (in north Georgia) over the holiday weekend sailing a Catalina
27 all by my lonesome. The winds were blowing consistent and clean, and I was tacking along for a bit over 2 hours at 7+ knots.
I had decided it was time to head
back to the dock
and was working my way that way with the boat on a nice heel when suddenly my mainsail
started to luff and flap wildly while the headsail was still full. I looked up at the main only to see the sail had ripped.
As I said, I was on the way back to dock
anyway, so I dropped the main, furled the head
, and headed in.
Fortunately for me the boat is owned by the sailing club, and I don't have to worry about repairs
So that's my story.