Yacht Maggie May was successfully floated off around 11pm last night. An eventful evening was concluded at dark with the Portree Lifeboat securing the yacht to our pontoon, lifting the anchors used to stabilise the grounded yacht. It started around 3.50pm when the yacht took the direct route into the North West pool. We attended with MV Rona but were unsuccessful. However it ended well.
At that point it was obvious it was futile, so we awaited the high tide. On looking at the times and with the onshore breeze it was decided the Lifeboat should attend and that turned out a wise decision as a good wind got up as the high tide approached.
Hamish and Donnie assessed the situation and decided to stand to until just before the high tide, so a quick visit to Rona Lodge and a cup of tea later it was back to the lifeboat.
Very quickly the situation was under control and the lifeboat tidied up and was on its way.
The Yacht is on the pontoon, it is still a foul morning and it is still floating. We await the crews visit to the Lodge.