Annette was built in 1908 in Denmark for the fishing industry, using oak frames and decking. She is a 66-foot gaff-rigged schooner, weighs 55 tonnes and a few years ago we decided that it was time to give her some love. Most of the major work is done but there is still a long way to go to fully restore her to her former glory and prepare her for the work and fun times with CleanOceanSailing.
We are looking for volunteers who are interested in traditional wooden boat restoration, or just simply like to work with wood. People who are happy to give a bit of time and love to a hundred-year-old wooden lady. On top of your unique experience with traditional boat restoration, in return for your efforts, you will have hours of sailing on The Annette and plenty of fun with collective of impassioned people who are passionate about what they are doing.
January 2018 – working on the portside hull, caulking, re-painting and varnishing
February 2018 – working on starboard hull, caulking, re-painting and varnishing, repair stern post
March 2018 - new huge crossbeam to be replaced through deck and wheelhouse, work in engine room
April 2018 – new deck on portside, work on stem post and stations, painting all hull
May 2018 – work inside the boat
June 2018 - set sails, Gone sailing!
2019 – new wooden masts and rigging
2020 – new sails