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!
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. 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)