Sailing along with 10 people aboard, dum de dum de dum. Suddenly, CRACK! CRASH! Sails all over us! The boom falls onto the cabin top right next to us! The mast crashes into the water! Cables everywhere!
The mast is in the water, the boom fell to the deck. Shannon and I were sitting on the lee side talking about geopolitics and Cheez Whiz.. We had to crawl out from under the sail. Fortunately everyone else was on the windward side and no one was hit or tangled. The sails in the water filled with water and slowly dragged more stuff over the side. What a mess. How could all that crap do that and not hurt anyone? We got lucky.