The ever-alert Ngataringa Tennis Club-captain and real estate agent extraordinaire Peter Restall spotted a kerfuffle on the normally tranquil waters of Stanley Bay.
A closer look revealed 3 yachties baling furiously to unsuccessfully keep their stricken vessel afloat. Help was soon at hand, and the men were rescued from their bottom-bound craft.
Local residents believe this to be the latest in a string of unusual incidents in the Ngataringa area, which they have nicknamed the Ngataringa Nonagon. Other goings-on include some bizarre incidents at the tennis club, and the possible stirrings of further Stanley Bay revolts.
There were also rumours that a missile had been seen streaking from the upper floors of Devon Park towards the yacht shortly before it sank, fuelling speculation the restless residents of Stanley Bay are preparing more terrorist tomfoolery.