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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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
TBC

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

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

Contact Us:

01879 220570

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Tiree Maritime Trust AGM 29/10/2015

Tiree Maritime Trust

AGM

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!

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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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Practice for Bart’s Bash

Took our new dinghies out for a practice sail today. We’re looking forward to taking part in the world’s largest sailing event Bart’s Bash tomorrow (Sunday 20th September). We’ll be meeting at Loch Bhasapol at 09:30. Should be fun as the forecast looks a bit breezy.
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Tiree Regatta 2015 Cancelled

The forecast for tomorrow (Saturday) looks like strong southerly winds and rain. With regret we’ve concluded that it wouldn’t be safe to take traditional dipping lug boats out in such conditions. We know that a lot of folks were looking forward to the Regatta as they do every year and we’re sorry to disappoint but this year the weather has been set against us.
Ever hopeful we are planning an evening sail on Friday 21st August – we’ll update with details nearer the time.
At least the wind and kite surfers are having fun…
regatta-forecast

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Tiree Regatta 2015 Cancelled

The forecast for tomorrow (Saturday) looks like strong southerly winds and rain. With regret we’ve concluded that it wouldn’t be safe to take traditional dipping lug boats out in such conditions. We know that a lot of folks were looking forward to the Regatta as they do every year and we’re sorry to disappoint but this year the weather has been set against us.
Ever hopeful we are planning an evening sail on Friday 21st August – we’ll update with details nearer the time.
At least the wind and kite surfers are having fun…regatta-forecast

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