"For want of a cotter pin"
Last year we brought Alizee around the Keys from Daytona Beach to St. Petersburg. Along the way we experienced a could-have-been-catastrophic rigging failure. With such things there is often a bright side, and in this case it is that Sail Magazine accepted and just published our account of the experience.
It's not on line, so you'll have to buy a copy of the magazine, or if you've got good eyesight, you can read it here.