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The boom broke on the way into Spiekeroog, not far from the trickiest part of the entrance channel. It was obviously one poorly controlled gybe too many for the 40 year old spar.

Strangely enough, I actually had a spare, and the people in the harbour were very keen to help, so it was fitted before tea. We did have coffee though on an interesting swing keel boat, which are understandable popular around the Waddensee.