July 19, 2023
The hull damage that sunk Severn II / Credit: Gord Walker photos
As we have reported, Severn II, a historic 8-Metre racing boat was involved in a collision during a recent race on Lake Ontario. The boat sank almost immediately – fortunately no-one was injured.
As we reported, Severn II subsequently has been raised from the lake bottom and is currently in Thornbury at Gyles Sails & Marine where she will be restored.
While the initial damage will be repaired, a subsequent injury in the rudder area, reportedly from the landing on the lake bottom, will also be repaired.
CBC coverage followed the boat’s salvage operations:
Gord Walker, SinC Thornbury Bureau Chief
Damage in the rudder area