Dolfin’s whisker pole is now 12ft rather than the 20ft it was before the line just parted. Not good for downwind wing on wing sailing. I could drop the pole and try to fix it but that would take time (and a little luck) so I furled up the genoa to where it matched the new shorter pole and now it’s more like a storm jib. The reduced sail area was painful on speed so there was nothing for it but to shake out the reef in the main. Of course we then went from just wild rolling to truly bizarre rolling which the autopilot doesn’t seem to like much. Tonight the wind should pick up above 20kts and the reef will go back in. Guess it’s my turn for some bad luck too.