Aberdeen & North East Shore Group

Aberdeen Shore Group

Aberdeen & North East Shore Group

We are a friendly group and meet about once every 2 months. We can answer your questions if you are just getting started with the trust.

Meetings start at 6.30pm in a members house (food is provided) or in a pub when we meet at 6:30 for pub food and the meeting starts after that.

We run social events such as visits to the Aberdeen lifeboat, the Maggie May historical lifeboat museum, the student’s show (supporting them and having a great time as well!). These are all accompanied by finding a suitable hostelry nearby.

Join our mailing list to be kept up to date with meeting details and what is going on by emailing northeast@oytscotland.org.uk

We raise money from local trusts, via the students union and through running RYA training courses. We also have an annual shore group weekend when we take over one of the big vessels, run a stand at the Portsoy traditional boat festival.

The funds are given as grants to North East youngsters, individuals and groups, to help them afford their own adventure under sail.

We have more information on our group and grants on these pages:

Join Aberdeen & North East shore group

How to apply for North East grants

Upcoming 2018 meetings:

Next Meeting: 15 /10 /2018 18.30 at Shepherds Rest, Westhill. This will be a social meeting including a  (optional) meal.

North East Social sail on Venturer 26th October 20:00 to 28th October 16:00. At the time of writing 4 oct, we have 2 berths free. All adults so its a holiday. Price is £100 for trust members.

If you are interested in attending the meetings, please contact northeast@oytscotland.org.uk for more details.

Upcoming Courses:

Aberdeen-based OYT Scotland volunteers and instructors are running RYA courses to raise funds for Ocean Youth Trust Scotland to support young people from the region going on voyages with the trust. Courses currently planned over the winter of 2018/2019 are:

Day Skipper Theory: This course will be run over three weekends starting late-January or early-February 2019. Dates have yet to be finalised.

RYA First Aid: This one day course will be run on Saturday 12th January 2019.

VHF SRC Course and Examination: This course can be taken on-line with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland and then, after a morning’s recap using real VHF radios, examined in Aberdeen.

RYA Diesel Engine: This one day course will be run sometime over the winter; date to be announced.

All courses are planned to be run in Aberdeen at the Suttie Centre within the ARI complex, with the exception of the Diesel Engine course which will be run in or near Aberdeen (possibly Kingswells). If you are interested in attending any of these courses, please contact northeast@oytscotland.org.uk for further details.

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Ocean Youth Trust Scotland
Victoria House, 5 East Blackhall Street, Greenock, PA15 1HD
Tel: +44 (0) 1475 722 722
Email: office@oytscotland.org.uk

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