Was sent the photos above today from Keith Ottaway of Sorceress ‘ashore / washed up’ under the Pohutukawa’s at Little Shoal Bay on the western side of Northcote Point. Keith understands she went ashore at low tide on Thursday and has been pushed up under the trees by the rising tide wave action. The tide today was too high for Keith to ascertain if there is any terminal damage.
Sorceress has appeared on WW before, link below, she is a fine ship – someone needs to save her before its too late 😦
UPDATE from Keith –She is flooded by damage to the after keel bolts – after wooden keel section has pulled away from keelson – with broken bolts. Water was draining still at low tide so its only a small leak at this stage. The hull looks OK at the moment – but that keelson damage may be the issue. Hope its not a chainsaw salvage. There is a lot of Kauri in there.
30-09-2019 UPDATE Photo below from John Hilt of the the yacht aground and being pushed ashore by wind & tide.