I don’t think we have ended up with a yacht so far beyond Shire Beach along the rocks. The retrieval was a difficult operation not only from an lifting perspective but also with getting authorization to travel over the rocks given environmental and heritage concerns. We learnt a few handy methods to expedite this if we need to in the future.
As it emerged fortunately Goldfinger is in relatively good shape and we are particularly pleased that Hart Marine will be undertaking the repair work.
Many of our members including marine contractors dropped their plans for Friday and Sunday to help. A sincere thankyou to all.
We look forward to the return of Goldfinger to Mornington and wish Simon and Amy some restful nights ahead and great sailing adventures later in the season.
Andrew Young, Commodore