On 10 April Nova Lola was lifted at Belem for her annual maintenance. During that weekend and evenings the following week, many club members helped to share the load. The underside was cleaned and anti-fouled, topsides cleaned and polished, the non-slip deck was made white again with some magic potion and scrubbing and the inside was thoroughly cleaned and tidied. The opportunity was also taken to remove and re-seat the rudder fittings and repair the outboard bracket. Many thanks are due to those who helped but in particular to Walter Nordhausen, who organized and directed the whole operation brilliantly!