August 28, 2011 - Irene leaves its mark on WBYC
About 35 people spent the afternoon at the WBYC riding out Hurricane Irene's distructive waves. A couple of sailboats broke loose from their moorings and settled at the head of the harbor with soft groundings and managed to work their way through the mooring field without causing any damage to others. Two smaller sailboats flipped over on their moorings.
The floating docks held for the major part of the storm, but mid-afternoon, the entire section of docks, mostly still attached, rode away from the entry ramp, and floated further toward the north.
The pictures don't do justice to the sound and fury of the storm, but are at the links below. For best viewing of the photos, use the slideshow option on full screen. The You Tube phots will give you an idea of how much pressure the docks were under and it is a tribute to the builders that they held on as long as they did and that they can probably be salvaged and reused.
The two other links below show the paths of two boats, "Kaboom" and "Sweet Pea" as they leave their moorings and pass through the mooring fields without touching another boat.
I set up the Picasa site with the general pictures to allow others to add pictures to it, so if you have anything you want to add please do.
For best viewing of the photos, use the slideshow option on full screen.
Click Here for general pictures of the storm at the club
Click Here for pictures of "Kaboom" breaking free of her mooring
Click Here for pictures of "Sweet Pea" breaking free of her mooring
Click Here for the You Tube clip of the docks