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Flotilla: Behind the scenes: Ever wondered what happens when the season ends?

Flotilla: Behind the scenes: Ever wondered what happens when the season ends?

Ever wondered what happens after the last plane of the season takes off?

Ever wondered what happens when the last people get on the plane home? We probably put our feet up and wait for next year! Well...not quite!

At the start of November the big jobs for our team in Greece really begin.

Here is what some of our crew get up to (just to name a few of the many jobs that take place over the winter months):

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Implementing Barrie’s winter improvement plans which this year consist of deepening anchor lockers and improving the cut on our furling mainsails

Hoisting the boat out of the water

Any major jobs that could not be done out on the water


Drying all the sails, removing them and putting them away for the winter

Removing all the anchors and chains (who needs the gym?)

De-rig the boats

Untying and bagging up of all the lines

Cleaning the dinghies, before applying talcum powder


Remove, clean and polish all ovens

Removing all the bedding, cushion covers, plates, pans, glasses, mugs

Re-varnish everything


Fill up all diesel tanks to prevent diesel bug


Cleaning the bilges


After the boats have been laid to rest the real work for our winter team begins. From deepening anchor lockers, to adding new passerelles – the jobs are endless... Fingers crossed they’ll all be done in time for you to come back in May!

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