We did take part in the World ARC cruising rally around the world in 2011 to 2013 when the unimaginable happened to us. We were in the middle of the Indian Ocean, when our middle spreaders broke, 1000 miles from Indonesia, 2000 miles from Australia and 3000 miles from Mauritius.
Within 24 hours John Mast had found a solution, within 48 hours their mechanic was on his way and in a further 48 hours (via Dubai, Perth, Christmas Island) he was up our mast making the repair. We could even take our position in the start of the next leg of the rally a few days later, without losing any time. It is almost needless to say that John Mast organised a permanent repair when we arrived in Cape Town 2 month later.
THANK YOU John Mast for being there when it counted.
Karsten C. Witt
Owner/ Skipper X-55
SY GUNVØR XL – CAN 30
Hamburg, August 2014