LAUNCH DAY 1st OF APRIL 2022
Tensions rose as launch time approached. Rehearsals had ironed out small problems and harbourmaster Matt's men began the move of Helen II from the compound using the Wally trolley towed by a forklift truck.
The harbour staff then took over the lift.
The trolley was then rolled back into the compound.
Later she was moved to the quay wall opposite the Liverpool Arms.
So it's a big thank you to all who were involved in the launch , A professional job by harbourmaster Matt and his team and Wally for his trolley !
Later there will be a celebration and formal ceremony which will be an opportunity for the trustees to thank all those who have contributed to the project.
For now work will continue to rig the boat and complete her fitting out.