Is that even possible? yes, yes it is. A storm was rolling in to brownwood, which means high winds, and kick ass sailing in my little 14' laser. (olympic class one man race boat) So I'm sailing along at something like 20?mph, go for more speed, cut across the wind a little further and pull on the main sheet (tightens the sail basically, making more power) the boat rocked up out of the water just as a huge gust of wind hit, and the damn mast broke out of its hole . the whole part of the boat that holds the mast is one big hole now. And somewhere in the chaos of all of that, my rudder got broken in half. According to most people, that is irrepairable damage, But I will certainly try. Either that or get my catamaran working.. I sure did like the laser though, its an unbalasted sail boat, so you have you use your weight to keep it upright. In high winds like that you have to lean way over the side of the boat with your feet in a strap.. Fun as hell but I pushed her way too far. Funniest part of the whole thing is it was named "Contingency II" Go figure. But yeah, I broke my boat.