Hurricane Ian damages the fleet in Southeastern United States
photo from NOAA.
On 28 September 2022, Hurricane Ian made landfall on the Western coast of Florida. The storm then traveled across the state and up the Eastern seaboard, wrecking coastal communities as it went. Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones and their homes.
Many Whitby/Brewers are present around Charlotte Harbor, some in boatyards (most in J&R, CHBS, or Safe Cove), some on the water. This is the tally so far of the boats impacted by this storm. Please contact me (webmaster address under Contacts) with updates. Thanks to the many folks on our Facebook group who helped compile this list and posted photographs.
In the water, deck hardware damaged:
Uhane Kai (#213)
On jack stands, still standing:
Orion (#217 or #249?)
Blue Trust (#251)
Grace Lillian (#273)
Joie de Vivre (#088)
Slipped off jack stands:
Island Time (#262)
Fleur de Lys (#302)
Alfin II (#289)
Red Ranger (#188)
Ever After (#045)
Magic (#242) - not sure of this one, seen in Safe Cove May 2022, haven't seen it in pictures, but neighbors are down.
Whitby Brewer Sailboat Association
We are a group of sailors who own, use or are interested in Ted Brewer-designed boats, primarily focused on Whitby Boat Works Whitby 42 and 55, Ft. Myers' Whitby 42, Brewer 42, 44, and 12.8. The goals of the all-volunteer Association are simple: learn, share and help others learn about, maintain, repair, sail and enjoy their Ted Brewer designed boats.
- You are invited to join and participate regardless of your experience level.
- Joining is as simple as registering on this site and participating.
- There are no dues, but donations support the maintenance of this website.
- Check the Getting Together topic to meet up with local members.
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Our members include circumnavigators, cruisers, live-aboards and day-sailors. Members have rebuilt, repaired, replaced and upgraded all systems on these boats. There is almost no question that won't have an answer from a fellow member.
If you have questions about the Association or would like to become more involved, please contact us.
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