An iconic yacht of the Fife boatbuilding dynasty of Fairlie crashed into the sea after a hoist sling lifting it of the water snapped.
The incident happened at Fairlie Quay as the vessel was being taken out for winter before the weather deteriorated.
Fortunately there was no significant damage done to the much-loved vessel, which was built a short distance away at the Fife Boatyard in 1923, and has sailed around the globe.
A source told the News: “Kentra was partly out of the water when the winch wire, which holds and supports the forward slings, gave way and she launched herself back in the water. 
“Thankfully nobody was on board at the time and I believe no significant damage has been done.”