For a blue water yacht, which is best, a keel or deck-stepped mast?

From a safety perspective it will always be better to have a keel -stepped mast. Dismasting is arguably the sixth worst hazard a sailor faces, after keel loss, rudder failure, gas explosion, fire, and man overboard. The principles are self-evident. With a keel-stepped mast the foot is sat on the keel and locked into position […]