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The Swan Trust

The Swan Trust was formed in 1990, and today is responsible for the operation and upkeep of the Swan. The main objectives of the Trust are:
  • To encourage and facilitate interested parties and particularly young people to sail on the Swan.
  • To teach and keep alive the techniques of sailing and working a traditional sail Fifie.
  • To maintain the Swan as a viable charitable enterprise.
The Trust has two committees, namely:
  • The Swan Trustees Committee
    The Trustees Committee oversees the effective running of The Swan Trust, its employees and finances.
  • The Operations Committee
    The Operations Committee deals with the day to day running of the Swan, including the diary, crewing, maintenance, etc.

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Latest Posts

Every year volunteers come together over the winter to help maintain Swan, consisting of both traditional boat maintenance and one-off tasks. Over the past couple of years these have included re-caulking the coach roof and dismantling and overhauling the capstan. Here Swan Trust Trustee Brian Wishart, tells us about repairing the Bowsprit.

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In the next instalment of our personal stories of Swan, Maggie Adamson tells us about her history with Swan and life on board as a crew member of this classic sailing boat. As an accomplished sailor, and world class musician, Maggie has travelled the world, but her passion for Shetland and the Swan has seen her crew the Swan for the past four seasons.

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