This was originally an interview homework assignment from the company Mapbox. The task was to write a blameless postmortem on some kind of failure I’ve experienced, technical or not. I chose to write about my first sailboat dismasting while racing in Oregon.
Date: August 6, 2016
Author(s): Cory Dominguez
Status: An insurance claim was filed and collected. But as of January 31, 2018 a new mast has not been procured and the sailboat has not been refitted.
Summary: The Cal 20 racing sailboat Sirena dismasted 6.5 miles (15%) into the Double Damned Regatta on the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. …