Checks after grounding

Most of us have run aground at some point. Surveyor Ben Sutcliffe-Davies advises on what signs of damage to look for, and other check after grounding a yacht

sailing keel aground

In 2010 a charter yacht completed three sailing charters and over 100 miles before anyone noticed the keel fell off after she ran aground

'Mischief' by Martyn Mackrill

Running aground in a yacht is never a pleasant experience. To do so off a remote island in the Svalbard archipelago surrounded by icebergs, as Bill Tilman did, can easily…

Aground at this angle, doing anything onboard is difficult

Crash Test Boat – Aground Provided you refloat without any damage, it doesn’t much matter how, but the aim of this test was to go step-by-step through the various methods,…