As a direct result of the local press coverage of the vandalisation of the CBYA dinghies at El Portet beach (https://cbya.org/malicious-attack-on-cbya-dinghy-section/#more-7697), the CBYA has been given a Van de Stadt “Stern” dinghy by a very kind, keen sailor named Herr Modersohn. We arranged a working party to collect the boat and relocate it to temporary safe storage until we can arrange a new secure location from which to operate the dinghy section.
The collection and relocation operation was carried out with military precision by the following CBYA volunteers:
Mike & Karen Cross
Derek organised the trailer assembly and road-worthiness check.
Bob acted as dinghy lowering supervisor
Karen helped to photographically record the event
Monique provided the car with tow bar and towed the dinghy to the temporary storage location.
Neil followed Monique during the journey to make sure that she arrived safely – lucky he did as one of the trailer tyres went flat and he helped change the wheel!
Dave, Mike and Peter provided invaluable assistance and advice
We presented Herr Modersohn with two coffee-table, sailing books in German (originally owned by Karlheinz Witte), and a nice bottle of wine, in appreciation of his kind donation.
Many thanks to all the volunteers. We are looking forward to getting the “Stern” sailing again!