One of our Council thought he was in luck. Moored in Shepherd’s Wharf in Cowes, he had a perfect view of an attempt to launch the replica of the J Class yacht Britannia. This replica has been under construction in East Cowes for some time. It seems the company undertaking the project has been asked to move her from the site which is due for redevelopment
The floating crane arrived, the slings were attached………. and there was a long pause. Then the slings were dropped and the crane went away.
Inside information from the harbour was that there was uncertainty as to whether the hull would float, and there was no information about where the hull would be taken if launched.
The mystery continues!