March 24, 2011
Brue crane-in marks start of Burnham's annual sailing season
huge cranes towered over Burnham-On-Sea's Sailing Club on Thursday
morning (March 24th) when the annual spring 'crane-in' saw 23
boats hoisted into the River Brue.
annual tradition is arranged each Spring by the Sailing Club when
the crafts are lifted out of the boat yard and into the river
in time for the start of the sailing season.
was an early start for the club's members, with the operation
to move the boats beginning at 6am to fit in with the high tide.
"The pontoons were shrouded in mist first thing, affecting
visibility, but it soon cleared and we had perfect calm conditions
for the rest of the morning," Vice
President Ken Sowden told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
were a few small hitches, but nothing major, and the whole job
was finished by mid-day."