(Above: our Commodore Steve Adams handing over to the RNLI the money raised at our Christmas dinner)
The Wardley’s Marine Yacht Club 2019 crane-in day was a massive success! Everything went according to plan.
Hats off to everyone!
Crew members waiting for the action to start.
Plenty of members came, and there was no protesting going on! Formidable looking ‘Les Gillets Jaunes’ characters were everywhere, but in the case of WMYC it was all a magnificent effort laid on to shift boats around a yard and to put boats in Morecambe Bay.
It was a tight fit, our crane driver for the day was the boss Mr. Daley himself. He confidently drove his big vehicle in and amongst our boats. As can be seen, he struggled to find space such was the crammed nature of our boat yard!
Crane assisted flying boats were soon seen hovering over head.
Higher and higher they got!
Jamila is next. No bumps and damage to the mast this time around.
Yo ho the drunken sailor! Well, not really, unfortunately the new mooring was laid too close to a big hump, which threatens the rudder.
A WMY crew member, early on good Friday, enjoying the last drop of sleepiness before the fun begins.
Two Wardley’s boats safely tucked away in the Fleetwood marina.
And finally a big thanks to all who lent a hand in any shape or form. And in particular, to our banks-man Michael Morris (directing the crane movements). And also to the wonderful ladies in the club house who supplied us with food and drink throughout the morning.
Job well done!