Despite an electrical fire that caused substantial damage to Cala Luna restaurant at Middle Harbour Yacht Club late Sunday evening, it is business as usual at the Club, according to General Manager Karen Baldwin and Commodore, John McCuaig.
Reports in the media that the fire was deliberate, “are unfounded,” according to Ms Baldwin, who went on to say: “It was a small electrical fault in the restaurant and we really feel for them. The restaurant owners will assess the damage and will re-open when they can,” she said.
“Fortunately, because the fire brigade and police attended so quickly, the damage to the Club and its tenants is minimal – minor water damage. So it will be business as usual from today (Tuesday).
“We can’t thank the police and fire brigade enough. They were so quick to respond. They were brilliant,” finished Ms Baldwin, who attended the scene on Sunday evening.
The Club’s racing will also go ahead as usual, Commodore McCuaig said. “The damage looks worse than it is and has been reported. All our regattas, including our signature event, the Sydney Harbour Regatta (to be held on the weekend of 7-8 March) will go ahead,” he said.
“We’d like to say thank you to all those who called and emailed showing concern for the Club. We appreciate their offers of help, including from our own members. It shows a strong spirit in the sailing community,” the Commodore said.
For further information on Middle Harbour Yacht Club, go to: www.mhyc.com.au
– Di Pearson, MHYC media