At the SFYC J105 regatta this weekend we saw some pretty good breeze - 38kts gust reported from the RC. We saw 32kts before we retired due to a boom failure.
We lost the kite halyard on the first downwind leg - cover parted at the clutch and core ran through, so the we needed to samurai-dowse that. No spare halyard, so we decided to finish the race under white sails.
Unfortunately, we forgot to ease the vang at the top mark and broke the boom during the jibe - video here:
One of the other skippers loaned us a spare boom for the following day and we did well, so the regatta was a really up-and-down affair. Thankfully no-one hurt and the damage was limited to the boom.