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.
Happy, but cold and wet! A great afternoon sailing at the loch for Bart's bash, thanks to all that came along. 18 knots gusting to 25 knots meant for some real fun racing! Big thank you to John Patience as race organiser and Jeremy Armitage as time keeper, we could n't have done it with out you. A couple of comments from the sailors; "it was brilliant" and "best sail of the season today at barts bash, perfect end to the sailing season". Congratutaltions to Kirsty Maclean and Jack Lockhart for winning the race (full results to follow). Also got 4 new members sign up so not bad for a wet and windy afternoon! x #bartsbash ...
Looking forward to taking part in Bart's Bash again (Fingers crossed tonight's blow dies down to just the right amount of wind tomorrow!) #bartsbash
We are meeting at loch bhasapol at 1.30pm for a 2.30pm race.
Bart's bash is the world's largest sailing race, a great opportunity to get members on the water, introduce new members to sailing and raise money. This year Bart's Bash is raising money for local sailing clubs so there will be a donations bucket for Tiree Maritime Trust's community sailing programme. ...
Surrounded on all sides by water Tiree has a proud association with the sea. In 1894 Ada Goodrich Freer visited the Isle of Tiree. In the EP Dutton Publication ‘Outer Isles’ she wrote, There is a saying among the people that “if Tyree does not grow trees, �it grows ministers �and deep sea captains.” Today the Tiree Maritime Trust seeks to build on that tradition. [ 437 more words ] lifeontiree.com/2018/08/05/skiff-attraction/