Dan Sullivan of Medford, left, posed with three Oklahomans who came along with a crew from Joplin, Mo., to help — Denny Tuthill of Tulsa, Ralph Mitchell of Chelsea, and Kenny Owens of Vinita.
Because Irene was a tropical storm, insurance claims will be processed under the standard provisions of a homeowner’s insurance policy rather than under provisions covering hurricanes, which are typically subject to high deductibles.
IDEC trimaran after arrival in Lake Montauk (1 of 5)
On Wednesday afternoon, Keith Grimes Construction used a crane to right a 100-foot-long trimaran that had capsized two days earlier in a squall off Southampton. Francis Joyon of France was alone on the high-tech boat. He had set out from Brooklyn bound for Cornwall, England, in an attempt to set a solo, trans-Atlantic speed record. The multi-million-dollar sailboat, the IDEC, was towed to the Viking Dock in Montauk Harbor after its mast was removed. Russell Drumm photos
Keith Grimes prepared to raise hull (2 of 5)
A line was attached at the bow and stern of one of the outrigger hulls. The lines were fed to a yoke that was hooked to the crane’s cable. Mr. Grimes directed the outrigger hull to be lifted. Russell Drumm photos
Crowds of people were on hand (3 of 5)
A large crowed gathered at the Viking Dock to watch the tricky maneuvers. Russell Drumm photos
Turning the hull (4 of 5)
When the boat hung perpendicular to the water, lines attached to the opposite outrigger hull were pulled until the trimaran was righted. Russell Drumm photos
Skipper back aboard (5 of 5)
As Francis Joyon leaped onboard to begin untangling his boat’s lines, Keith Grimes was given a rousing ovation. Russell Drumm photos