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 […]
Thanks to The Association of Sail Training Organisations, our cadet Lewis Haig will be jetting off to sail with the Australian Navy as part of an International Exchange programme. Chosen from applicants from across the UK, Lewis impressed the interview panel in London and has secured a scholarship to sail on the impressive 44 metre […]
The start of the season is fast approaching and we’re nearing the end of our refit. Alba Venturer has remained in the water for most of this, but a lot of work has gone on since the 2017 sailing season finished. The team have been hard at work: Sanding the copper coat Painting the anchor […]
Cadet Emma Scott shared her experiences of being on the boats during refit; “Sailing on a boat you only know what it looks like as a finished piece, surprisingly this makes life onboard a lot harder. At refit, everything is in pieces and the boats become shells. You discover so much and learn quite literally […]
With refit well underway, we’re sharing some pictures about what we’ve been up to. Our first update features Alba Volunteer.
Setting sail on the 25th September, a group of 10 young people from North Ayrshire set sail on an exciting 5 day voyage around the west coast of Scotland. The group threw themselves into the experience which one young person described as “a great adventure I’d love to do again.” On board the 72ft yacht Alba […]
On 25th September, Ocean Youth Trust Scotland welcomed aboard 10 young people from Midlothian as they took part in a five day sailing voyage. Sailing on the 70ft yacht Alba Venturer, the young people sailed 136 nautical miles, setting off from Greenock and making their way to Rhu, Portavadie and Holy Loch, before arriving back […]
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