WILD winds played havoc with yachts on the Mornington Peninsula over the past week, with several ripped from their moorings and washed ashore.
One boat that broke away from its moorings at Mornington, on Saturday had to be towed away on a truck, but was in “repairable” condition, according to Mornington Yacht Club spokesman Peter Davey.
He said the dangerous conditions strengthened the case for a safe harbour at Mornington.
Reaching up to 143kph in some parts of Victoria’s south east, the winds have also brought downs trees and kept emergency services busy for days.
Hastings volunteers are urging drivers to take care on the roads, as many trees were downed overnight on Sunday 30 October.
The emergency service has been inundated with calls reporting flooding and damage across the peninsula.