Happy Birthday Alba Venturer!

Today is a special day for us! 🎈 20 years ago today, Alba Venturer was launched at the Moat House Hotel in Glasgow, now the Crowne Plaza. Despite the pouring rain, a piper lifted the spirits as our Patrons Curly and Barbara Mills launched Alba Venturer with a bottle of Arran Malt. Over the years she […]

2019 season underway!

We kicked off the 2019 season with Glenwood High School who sailed on a CashBack for Communities funded voyage. We’re looking forward to an exciting season and can’t wait to celebrate our 20th anniversary this year! “It’s been on of them weeks that you don’t want to do again but it was the best week […]

Alba Explorer is back in the water

After spending four months on the hard, Alba Explorer is back where she belongs! This weekend, our 2019 Young Leaders will put the final touches to the boat before she heads out for this season’s adventures. A huge thank you and well done to the staff and volunteers who have worked hard through the winter.

Alba Explorer Refit Update

Braving the wind, snow and sleet at the weekend, the team at Fairlie have successfully put the mast back in Alba Explorer and she is ready to take to the water for the 2019 season. Thanks to 3b Crane Hire and Fairlie Quay for their help.

Disadvantaged young people supported thanks to Scottish Children’s Lottery

Greenock youth work charity, Ocean Youth Trust Scotland, has been awarded a £19,000 grant from the Scottish Children’s Lottery. Ocean Youth Trust Scotland supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by providing exciting, inspiring and challenging sailing voyages to boost confidence, nurture life and social skills and encourage teamwork. Supporting more than 700 young people each […]

Shaun says happy birthday to OYT Scotland

Fourteen year old Shaun attributes his confidence to the experiences he had sailing with OYT Scotland. To give something back on our 20th anniversary year, Shaun has taken on the challenge to complete 20 gruelling races – whether it be running, cycling, swimming, or all three, all to raise money for the Trust. His effort […]

A visit to Alba Explorer

Our Patrons Curly and Barbara popped down to Fairlie for a visit last week and met the team at Alba Explorer – and they agreed that she is looking absolutely fantastic! We can’t wait to welcome our first young people on board in just a few short weeks.

Annual Training Seminar 2019

Annual Training Seminar 201916th & 17th February 2019 Venue: Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, Airthrey Road, Stirling, FK9 4LA (01786 451666) This year our seminar will return to the excellent facilities of the Stirling Court Hotel. This is your chance to prepare for the season ahead, gain or renew qualifications (including RYA, our own […]

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