Though they had to go flying through the air before they were able to be back swimming in the water, the fleet of boats at Noroton Yacht Club appear ready to set sail for another season.
On Thursday the crew at the club worked diligently throughout the day—ably assisted by the Derby-based crane operation A Quick Pick—moving boats from dry dock to the water on the west side of The Gut.
“It’s about the same every year,” said Jeff Eng, waterfront director for the club, who has helped oversee this exercise for 28 seasons now.
These weren’t the only boats in the water this week. Darien Police also noted on Instagram their police boat is preparing to be back on the job as well. The police boat is docked at Pear Tree Point Beach near the Darien Boat Club.
“It just seems to get sooner and sooner each year,” he said, noting about 24 boats would reach the water this day, with the remaining dozen or so going into on Friday.
“We try to pick the weekend closest to May 1st,” he said