Work is well under way on the mast and rigging overhaul. They are getting an 8 coat treatment from a Coelan product, giving a clear hard-wearing finish.
"The task ahead of us is huge," said Richard Hall, whilst applying the fifth out of eight coats on one of the three gaffs, "but the finish is looking very good so far. But this is one of only 13 spars we have to do and the main masts are 17m long and 1.2 m in circumference. This really brings home to us the scale of the job."
"Sacha has been working on some minor repairs that come from wear at areas on the rigging."
"We are looking forward to seeing the ship in top notch condition for next year's sailing season" he continued.
"Anyone wishing to join us to give us a hand can leave their details on line, or come to the meeting this Saturday evening."