Tiree Maritime Trust is a registered charity based on the Isle of Tiree. It was founded in 2005 and its main aims are:
“(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”
As a mark of respect following the tragic death of 8 year old Kayla MacDonald Tiree Maritime Trust have cancelled the Tiree Annual Regatta that was scheduled for Saturday 29th of July. Our thoughts are very much with all the family and friends of Kayla at this extremely sad and difficult time.
Tiree Annual Regatta Saturday 29th July 2017
(In front of the Lodge Hotel) Everyone Welcome
Dinghy Race (1pm)
Lug Boat Race (3pm)
All sailing boats must pre-register:
contact Sandy 220829, Jo 220570 or email Shore Events Including
Sand Castle Competition
Come along and join the fun.
Events and timings are weather dependent and may be subject to change.
The 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
Micheal Holliday and Jack Lockhart
Paul Le Roux and Gabby Le Roux
Roxy Le Roux and Sarah Le Roux
Alun Jones and Jackie Jones
Open Sailing Class
Mamie Jean II
Traditional Tiree Dipping Lug Class
We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2017 Tiree Regatta.
For the uninitiated ‘An Gille-Brìghde’ is the name of the Tiree St Ayles Skiff. For those who do not have the Gaelic it means ‘The Oyster Catcher’. These colourful birds are characteristic of the island. The skiff is presently under construction in the Noust (Boathouse). The work began with building a workbench in February (2018). It is hard to imagine the conditions the team worked under. [ 239 more words ] lifeontiree.com/2018/07/11/an-gille-brighde/