It’s time to replace Akala’s rig. This means a new mast, boom, standing rigging, halyards, uphauls and downhauls. It is a big job. It began just before Easter 2020 firstly pulling the old mast out.

Here the boat is at Sandringham marina, the old mast has been craned out, the boat is being lifted. It will stay in a cradle in the yard for measuring and preparation for the new rig. Plus, it will be repainted below the waterline.

The new mast may take some time to be made and trucked in from Sydney. Until it is ready, I will motor the boat back to the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron at St Kilda. Then, back to Sandringham for the new installation.