Inches from disaster
The J/105 is certainly a well-balanced yacht, but this is probably not what the designers intended!
“I was cycling along the Otterspool Promenade with my wife,” says photographer Steve Gray, who took the photo on 28 May. “As we reached the bridge over the Liverpool Marina lock entrance, I saw this yacht hanging almost in mid-air, balanced on the sill.
“There wasn’t any sign of the crew, and I can only imagine they missed or misjudged the outgoing tide, and had to wait until the next incoming tide.”