I immediately knew it was the daggerboard and yelled for Tony to slow down and try and stop the boat. He got it down to 7 or 8 knots right away. It was pitch black, it was the leeward daggerboard, and the problem was our up-down system is all ropes — we don’t have a cascading carbon post; it’s all done with ropes — so the broken part below the boat was attached with two Spectra ropes, which aren’t going to break. All of a sudden it was “bang, bang, bang” into the bottom of the boat, and I realized the daggerboard is fishtailing under the boat, hanging on to these ropes. I was sure the trailing edge of the daggerboard would come through the bottom of the boat, because it’s really sharp.