11 October 2016

A Windy Day at Hobsons Bay

On Sunday, Hobsons Bay experienced sustained winds of 50+ knots along with gusty squalls and waves up to two metres.

As a result a number of HBYC boats have been damaged. One boat sank after connecting with Three Ring Circus’ anchor roller and settled on the bottom without causing further damage to additional boats. Three Ring Circus sustained minor damage in comparison.

Magic Apple was not as lucky as Three Ring Circus, as the boat that collided with it stayed afloat. Magic Apple was dis-masted and lost 0.5m from her bow. Thankfully, she stayed afloat and was slipped safely on Monday.

It appears that the above mentioned damage is the worst of it, but all boat owners are encouraged to come down to the club and check their boats to ensure they are OK. A spinnaker pole, roughly 3m in length, was also found. If this is yours, please let the office know.

The HBYC Marina handled the wind and wave conditions extremely well without any structural damage or mooring lines breakages.

I would like to thank our yard manager, John Erickson, who was on hand most of Sunday and well into the evening, ensuring members boats were looked after as much as possible.

Kevin LeNepveu
Club Captain.



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