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More young people supported by CashBack

Thanks to CashBack for Communities funding, three more groups of young people set off on the adventure of a lifetime. Rothesay Academy On 28th May, it was Rothesay Academy’s turn to set sail on Alba Venturer. Sailing a total of 108 nautical miles, they set off from James Watt Dock Marina in Greenock, stopping off […]

Groups are On Course with CashBack

Since our last update, a number of groups have sailed as part of our On Course with CashBack programme. Merkland high School On 23rd April, 9 girls and 2 group leaders from Merkland High School took to the water on board Alba Venturer. Sailing a total of 62 nautical miles, they set off from James […]

CORAL Project Update

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 […]

On Course with CashBack Update

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 […]

New Rigging for Alba Explorer

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 Refit

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 […]

Cadet heading to Australia

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 […]

Alba Venturer Refit

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 […]

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