So far this season we have had two young carers groups sail with us; LinkedUp East Dunbartonshire and Helensburgh Young Carers who both sailed on board Alba Venturer during the Easter holidays. During the first week of the season, 7 young people and 2 group leaders from East Dunbartonshire were our first young carers voyage […]
With the 2018 season well underway we’ve already welcomed four CashBack for Communities groups. Inverclyde Academy The first was local group Inverclyde Academy who set off on Alba Explorer on 2nd April, visiting Tarbert, Portavadie and Holy Loch. Despite the freezing cold and windy conditions, the young people rose to the challenge of helming the […]
Sailing week in and week out, our boats are subject to intensive wear and tear. The standing rigging supports the mast but after a number of years of hard use, components and wires are in danger of fatigue and need renewed. As a result, Alba Explorer will soon be in need of a complete rigging […]
Alba Explorer has spent the refit season out of the water at Fairlie Quay. A lot of work has been going on to get her ready to go back in the water. The team at Fairlie have been busy: Anti-fouling bottom of the boat Painting a new boot stripe Renovating the emergency doors Replacing all […]
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