Borden Light Marina called me at 10:30 on March 2nd to let me know that Vento Solare had rolled off the stands during the ongoing wind storm we’re having. I went to the marina and took some pictures. After the wind subsides, they will move the crane and trailer to put the boat back on the stands.
Below shows the boat leaning on its port side. Fortunately the building and boat to the stern prevented a full tip. The boat cover is fully in tact with no tears or pieces flying that would have caught the wind. The headstay is leaning against the building with a crease in the aluminum extrusion where the jib luff tape is inserted.
The aft end of the boat is currently leaning on the rudder with most of the weight supported by the boat behind Vento Solare.
The port forward gate stanchion is bent and needs to be replaced. An inspection of the deck area will be performed to survey potential damage after the boat is placed back on the stands.
The keel and bottom have some scrapes that will need to be sanded, barrier coated, faired, and painted. There does not appear to be any structural damage. The insurance company has been notified. Hopefully this does not impact the spring launch schedule.
The winds over the past 24 hours measured at Borden Flats are displayed above showing gusts over 50 kts.