photos: All eyes to the skies for
Burnham's annual crane-in
huge cranes towered over Burnham-On-Sea's Sailing Club on Thursday
morning (March 18th) when the annual spring 'crane-in' saw 19
boats hoisted into the River Brue.
annual tradition is arranged each Spring by Burnham Sailing Club
when the boats are lifted out of the sheltered boat yard and next
to the river pontoons for the start of the new sailing season.
was an early start for the Sailing Club members, with the operation
to move the boats kicking off at 5.30am.
"A total of 19 yachts were craned into the river and one
winter fishing boat was taken out. Despite a poor weather forecast,
we had perfect calm conditions," Commodore
Ken Sowden told Burnham-On-Sea.com.