Good eye noticing that, and managing to keep the mast in one piece! Had you tacked prior to noticing things may have been quite different!
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"