Welcome to Tiree Maritime Trust

Tiree Maritime Trust is a registered charity based on the Isle of Tiree. It was founded in 2005 and its main aims are:

Tiree Regatta 2010“(1) To advance education, training and pass on skills in traditional boat building and boat maintenance,
(2) To encourage the preservation of the traditional wooden working boats of Tiree and the maritime heritage that surrounds them,
(3) To encourage local interest in the maritime heritage of Tiree as a recreational activity in the interest of social welfare”

This web site outlines some of the Maritime Tradition of Tiree and the recent attempts to preserve not only its historic boats but the skills required to maintain them.

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Tiree Maritime Trust AGM 03/11/2016

Tiree Maritime Trust


Thursday 3rd November 2016

7.30 pm @ the Noust

All Welcome

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Barts Bash 2016

This weekend Tiree Maritime Trust will again be taking part in the Worlds Largest sailing race Bart’s Bash.

Bart’s Bash is a global sailing race taking place at hundreds of venues, with thousands of sailors in hundreds of different classes of boat around the world.

We will be racing our fleet of dinghies at Loch Bhasapol on Saturday 17th September from 2pm.

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Tiree Regatta 2016

dscn3197The new venue at Gott Bay proved to be very popular with everyone who attended. The shore events were well attended, with SUP races, Kayak races, a sandcastle and sand art competition as well as throwing the fisherman’s welly which was very popular with kids and grown-ups alike. The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust had an interesting stand with information on whale and dolphin recording. It was great to see so many people on the beach all having fun in the sun.

For the first time in a number of years a separate dinghy race was held. It was great to see members of the new Tiree Maritime Trust’s sailing club taking part, with many only having started sailing May this year at our community sail training weekend. A special mention should be made of our youngest sailors Gabby Le Roux sailing with her dad Paul and Roxy Le Roux skippering the dinghy with her mum Sarah the acquitted themselves  admirably in their first sailing race.

There was also a good field in the open sailing and traditional Tiree dipping lug boat classes. With a close inshore course the spectators were able to get a great view of Tiree’s distinctive sailing boats in action.

Tiree Maritime Trust would like to give a big thank you to everyone involved in this year’s Regatta. We would like to thank Kris and Aisling at the Lodge Hotel for their generous sponsorship of the event; Wild Diamond for running the shore races; William-Angus Maclean, Tim Dunlop and Steph Tanner for providing safety boats;  everyone who helped out on the day and everyone who joined in and made it a great Regatta.

We would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the many years of sterling support for the Tiree Regatta provided by the sadly recently departed Johnny Johnston and Angus Munn. The continuing success of the Regatta is due, in no small part, to their efforts.


Tiree Regatta 2016 Sailing Results

Dinghy Class

1 Topaz 11185 Micheal Holliday and Jack Lockhart
2 Topaz 11184 Paul Le Roux and Gabby Le Roux
3 Taz 11207 Catriona Spink
4 Topaz 11183 Roxy Le Roux and Sarah Le Roux
5 Taz 11206 Rhoda Meek
6 Topaz 11186 Alun Jones and Jackie Jones


Open Sailing Class

1 Nancy Neil McGougan
2 Malin John Patience
3 Mamie Jean II Martin Finnigan


Traditional Tiree Dipping Lug Class

1 Morag-Ann Mark Beese
Ret Cathadh Mara Micheal Holliday
Ret Daisy Donnie MacInnes

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2017 Tiree Regatta.

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2016 Regatta is ON

10299515_811414335626104_5771565266142593437_nFor once the weather gods appear to be smiling on us and the Regatta is ON!

From 1pm Gott Bay (in front of the Lodge Hotel)

  • The first dinghy race is 1pm (skippers meeting 12:30)
  • The dipping lug race 3pm (skippers meeting 2:00) 
  • Lots of shore events including
    • SUP and Kayak racing with Wild Diamondracing
    • Sand castle and sand art competitions
    • Welly throwing
  • Homemade cakes
  • Raffle
  • Beer and burgers at the Lodge.

Come along and join the fun!

Parking at the Lodge Hotel and Kirkapol Church

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2016 Tiree Annual Regatta

Tiree Annual Regatta
Saturday 30th July 2016
Gott Bay
(In front of the Lodge Hotel)
Everyone Welcome
Starts 1pm
Dinghy Race (1pm)
Lug Boat Race (3pm)
Shore Events Including
Welly Throwing
Sand Castle Competition
Kayak Race
SUP Race
Come along and join the fun.
Events and timings are weather dependent and may be subject to change.



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Open Afternoon 27/05/16

Just a reminder Tiree Maritime Trust are having an ‘open afternoon’ at the Noust in Scarinish tomorrow (Friday 27th May). Come and see our award winning boathouse and our beautiful dipping lug boats. Tea and Cake available. 3pm-5pmBoathouse-Portfolio-2-580x482

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Sail Training at Loch Bhasapol May 2016

Sail Training at Loch Bhasapol
May 2016

Sat 21st 10am-1pm
Sat 21st 2pm-5pm
Sun 22st 10am-1pm
Sun 22st 2pm-5pm

Learn to sail in our new fleet of dinghies with a RYA certified instructor.
Open  to the whole community.
Children must be 8 or over and accompanied by an adult

£20 for 12 months Maritime Trust Sailing Club membership (Under 18’s £10)
£5 per training  session.

Booking essential.
For more information and to book contact us
01879 220570

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2016 Events

Sat 21st  – Sun 22nd May –
Sail Training Weekend
Loch Bassapol (See separate advert)

Friday 27th May – Open Afternoon at the Noust
Tea and Cakes
3:00pm – 5:00pm The Noust

June – Sailing Club Sessions
Every Friday 5:00pm – 7:00pm Loch Bassapol

Saturday 30th July – Tiree Annual Regatta
12 Midday

August – Summer Sail Training

September – Sailing Club Sessions
Every Friday 5:00pm – 7:00pm Loch Bassapol

17th/18th September – Bart’s Bash
World’s Largest Sailing Event

Contact Us:

01879 220570

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Tiree Maritime Trust AGM 29/10/2015

Tiree Maritime Trust


Thursday 29th October 2015

7.30 pm @ the Noust

Special Resolution to amend Articles of Association to introduce new classes of membership and allow for charging membership fees.

Revised Articles of Association: TMT Mem and Arts 2015.

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@TireeMaritime @BartsBash amazing!

We put our shiney new fleet of training dinghies to great use this weekend when Tiree Maritime Trust took part in the Worlds Largest sailing race Bart’s Bash. This annual fundraising event takes place all over the world on the same day and this year over 9000 people took part sailing at 468 venues in 62 different countries. We may have been one of the smallest venues, but we still managed some excellent sailing and attracted some high profile support on Twitter from Olympic Sailor Luke Patience – @TireeMaritime @BartsBash amazing!



The Tiree Results were as follows

Position Skipper Sail Number Crew Bart Speed Time
1 Andrew ‘Sandy’ MacIntosh 11185 John Vale 1.88486 15 Min 38 Sec
2 John Holliday 11186 Micheal Holliday 1.79675 16 Min 24 Sec
3 Mark Beese 11183 Debs 1.39542 21 Min 7 Sec
4 Mark Vale 11184 Dorinda Johnson Retired

The worldwide results (www.bartsbash.com/results) are not all in yet, but provisionally Sandy is lying 968th in the world!

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