Leader Refit Gets Under Way

The refit for Trinity Sailing’s 2014 season has got under way with the removal of varnish from Leader’s coach roof and hatches.

As well as the annual safety and maintenance schedule, a lot of volunteers will be focusing on improving the aesthetics of each of the vessels, starting with adding several  coats of varnish to parts of Leader.

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Head of Operations Nick Legg said: “A special thank you to Paul and Martin who have volunteered for the last few months and have worked tirelessly on all the de-rig jobs, including this amazing varnish job on the hatch, which looks great.”

Crew members from all of the boats have been stripping out all of the interiors and components, as well as de-rigging all ropes and spars.

Trinity will be running volunteering weekends in the new year, with projects to include painting, varnishing and carpentry.

Leader has now been moved in to Brixham’s inner harbour, and placed under a cover to protect her from the winter elements.

doghouse 1Provident remains at the town’s heritage pontoon but will soon be joining Leader for the winter, near the old fish market.

Golden Vanity will be placed on a mooring during the winter, before the crew return in early 2014 to work on all three of Trinity’s boats.

The full refit will get underway in late January, where the vessels undergo full systems serving, paint and varnishing throughout as well as upgrades and larger repairs. It is also Leaders turn for the slipway this year for a fresh coat of paint and servicing of her underwater components.