March 30, 2009
Sailing Club holds annual spring yacht 'crane-in'
huge cranes towered over Burnham-On-Sea's Sailing Club on Monday
morning (March 30th) when the annual spring 'crane-in' saw 19
boats hoisted into the River Brue.
event is arranged by Burnham Sailing Club every year at this time
so that boats can be lifted out of the sheltered boat yard into
the river for the start of the new sailing season.
delicate operation to move the boats was carried out over several
hours in perfect weather conditions on Monday.
"A total of 19 yachts were craned into the river and three
winter fishing boats were taken out. It was perfect weather for
it - calm and mild conditions," the Sailing Club's Compound
Officer, Ted Tratt, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.