Thank you to Paul, Susan, Brekke, and Larsen Mcdowell for hosting the team last night at their beautiful home on Shelter Island. Amazing food, friends and fireworks! To many more! @prospectorsailing
World record set in 2017 •
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The journey itself is the point.
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Friends of Prospector
As many of you know Prospector dismasted at 3am on Sunday June 9th while participating in the 2019 Annapolis to Newport Race. At the time of the incident we were in the Atlantic approximately 50 miles offshore and 80 miles northeast of Norfolk.
A hanger pin, a one-inch stainless steel piece of rod that holds the head stay to the mast, failed. We were sailing upwind on starboard tack in 22 knots of wind and 8-foot seas. The rig came down to port. The crew was all hiking to starboard which kept them out of harm’s way.
The rig broke about 20 feet above the deck. The next 40' collapsed down the port side. The final 45 feet was trailing in the water astern of Prospector and in minutes broke away due to wave action. When we cut it away, it sank taking the mainsail with it.
The Prospector crew was amazingly calm. We had trained for how to handle a mast failure and everyone knew what to do, quickly and quietly got about their jobs and executed according to plan. The boat was sorted out and under way in less than 45 minutes. We motored back to Norfolk under our own power.
When the mast collapsed Prospector was leading for line honors, ORC overall and ORC 1A. Most significantly, we were poised to challenge the existing race record. Our routing and models had us finishing the race in 35-36 hours, well inside the existing 40-hour record. We are more disappointed about losing the chance to break the record than losing the rig. Had we done so Prospector would have held course records for Marblehead to Halifax and A2N, two of the three major east coast ocean races. Oh well!
Thanks to all of you for your messages of concern and encouragement. We are hard at work assessing options for getting our beloved and amazing boat back together and back out on the race course again soon. We will keep you posted on our progress.
In the immortal words of Robert Earl Keen "the road goes on forever and the party never ends"
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Mixed emotions today @prospectorsailing Incredible job by the crew securing the rig and avoiding injury. Team Prospector lives to sail another day 🙌
Thank you to the USCG and AYC race committee for your assistance. @north_sails @newenglandropes @harken_inc @sailing_anarchy #prospectorsailing #offshoresailing #tisbutascratch #sailinganarchy #annapolisnewportrace • 📷 by @mroesch0
Annapolis Newport Race 2019
Best of luck to all the competitors 🌬
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Prospector is looking better than ever after some tlc post Sydney Hobart. Seven days until the Annapolis Newport Race. See you out there!
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@el_larriachi @kiteboardpaul @lawndartdave @mroesch0 collecting the 3rd place trophy in ORCi Division 2. #rolexsydneyhobart #prospectorsailing
Night one of #rolexsydneyhobart full send! #prospectorsailing
Fantastic #rolexsydneyhobart what an adventure! #prospectorsailing 📸@afrancolini
Successful practice day down under. #prospectorsailing #rshyr
. 📸 @claire.landry
Big thanks to @lawndartdave @kiteboardpaul @el_larriachi and of course @mroesch0 (not pictured - kicking ass in the Chesapeake) for enabling all the fun. #prospectorsailing
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