Okay..rule #1 - ensure your stays are properly tensioned so a sudden gust of wind won't induce slack in one, resulting in the mast coming out of its step..which in turn results in a nice aluminum boomerang.
The only damage (other than to my pride) is the mast itself.
Any suggestions on sourcing the aluminum tubing? One place found online wanted $33 for a 12 foot tube...and $107 for shipping! Ouch!!
Maybe it's time to finish up the wooden mast I was working on...