There is too much weight in that mast
and it is too tall.
These boats are so big now, that crew weight has become insignificant and can no longer be used to compensate. These boats are really on the edge.
I think they've gone over the top and have to scale back.
It is really unfortunate the entire mast
is in complete pieces, if they'd responded faster with big inflated balloons underneath the mast and then just towed it, they might have been able to recover it. Now they have nothing to test and learn on until 2013. Its a huge loss. I'd scale the mast back about 10% and depend on the guys skills to win.
What do you think?