Last week we received word of a sailboat that had washed ashore in Monterey — a casualty of Monday night’s stormy conditions. “The Bobbie Ann tore loose from her mooring in gale-force winds on Monday, January 25th, and was pushed across the bay to Del Monte Beach in 50-70-knot winds and very confused seas,” Michael Coleman said.
Michael, who owns Ocean Edge Yacht Detailing in Monterey, said Bobbie Ann was towed off the beach by two tractors and a crane. “The salvagers first tried towing her off the beach by boat, but with big waves and the keel in the sand, it was futile.” (On a side note, Michael’s Santana 22 is named Latitude. Top marks for choosing a good name, Michael.)
Michael’s email was followed by some photos from Jeff Canepa, who said the 44-ft Moody had “severe hull damage along with surface cracks around the bolt-on lead keel and the rudder assembly.”