(Stornoway) Sailing a Traditional Sail Boat
When We Need You
From 02/02/2009 onwards
Be part of the team required to sail the boat or just come along for fun. This is an incedible opportunity for team building, wildlife and sight seeing around Stornoway and further afield. Take part in trips as far off as Orkney or Tiree. Little or no experience required, but if you are interested in navigation and boat handling under sail, the opportunity is there.
About An Sulaire Trust
An Sulaire Trust is based at Lewis in the Western Isles of Scotland and is a registered charity which owns and sails the only full size sgoth niseach (Ness Boat) in existence
An Sulaire is a link to the Hebrides historic past and is simply one of the most increadible sailing experiences available . An Sulaire Trust was formed in 1993 to build and maintain a full size sgoth niseach (Ness Boat). These boats were used in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by the fishermen of north east Lewis to win a living from the sea... none survive from the fleets that were once counted in the hundreds.
An Sulaire was bult by John Murdo Macleod, Master Boatbuilder, whose grandfather's boatyard was the last to build commercially, and his assistant Angus Smith. She was launched in December 1994 at Cuddy Point, Stornoway.
Skills & Experience
Little or no experience required - volunteers can learn as much or as little as they like.
Stornoway pontoons, Wednesday generally
Under 14 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
Training and Induction Details
Volunteers will learn the ropes under skilled supervision.
Sports / Outdoor activities
Sport / Outdoor activities
Lifts might be organised if necessary.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
Sailing goes on much of the year, weather permitting. Summer sailing is mainly on Wednesday evenings from 6pm, but other times also happen. Contact Amanda for details.
Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
30 Vatisker Park
Isle of Lewis
Contact: Amanda Darling
Tel: 01851 706546