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A day at refit

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 […]

Alba Volunteer Refit

With refit well underway, we’re sharing some pictures about what we’ve been up to. Our first update features Alba Volunteer.

North Ayrshire’s “pretty special” CashBack voyage

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 […]

Young people from Midlothian explore the Clyde

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 […]

South Lanarkshire’s Adventure under Sail

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland (OYT Scotland) welcomed ten young people from South Lanarkshire as they took part in a voyage funded by the Scottish Government’s programme “CashBack for Communities”. The young people learnt to navigate, hoist and drop sails, tie knots, and cook for the whole crew aboard the 70ft sail training yacht, Alba Venturer. […]

Barra and Shetland’s “magic” voyage

On the 11th of September, eight young people from Barra and Shetland took part in a five day sailing voyage with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland. Sailing the 72ft yacht, Alba Explorer, this voyage took them from Greenock through the Firth of Clyde, stopping in Holy Loch, Tarbert and Lamlash on the Isle of Arran. It […]

North Lanarkshire are On Course with CashBack

Pupils from St Aidan’s and Clyde Valley High Schools in Wishaw joined a five day Ocean Youth Trust Scotland sailing voyage from Greenock on the 4th of September. The group called in at Holy Loch, East Loch Tarbert, and Rothesay before returning to Greenock, covering 87 nautical miles on their voyage aboard the 72 foot […]

Shorebased Day Skipper or Yachtmaster Theory Course Availability

We have been given information on the availbality of shorebased courses that are coming up in Aberdeen. If you have been looking into doing either your RYA Shorebased Day Skipper or RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course then now would be a fantasty opportunity to do this. If you are interested and you are free on any of […]

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