EFFORTS were being made on Friday to free the ketch Innisfail from Phuket's Kata beach. It was washed ashore there on Thursday. The beach claimed about a dozen yachts one year during the King's Cup regatta.
PHUKET: Is this your yacht? If so, it may not be a bad idea to rescue it.
The original photograph was posted on the mysailing.com.au site with commentary that reported how the yacht had been washed ashore on Kata beach.
7:30am 2nd April. Sad to see this yacht washed up on the beach this morning at Kata Beach, Phuket. We saw the boat drop anchor (sandy bottom) yesterday afternoon. Looks like the owner has gone ashore (dinghy up the beach has been dragged not washed up).
I'll be following through and let you have full update by end of day. What happened, what's next especially. One interesting 'personal' twist is what to do without the owners present. It also puts the brain in gear about the possibilities and what are the options.
As you can see from the lazy stowage on board (sails etc) there is clearly a lack of seamanship here . . .