Following a highly successful season in 2014 the Swan Trust is determined to have another active year in 2015. Rory Johnson, the young, enthusiastic skipper returns for another season and he will be joined again by Scott Sandison as mate.
Congratulations Scott! The Swan Trust has also appointed a Bosun for the season, Scott Sandison, to assist Richard (new Skipper).
In preparation for the start of another sailing season, the Swan Trust has appointed Richard Pattison as skipper.
The Swan Trust has presented its Vevoe Trophy for the first time, celebrating the achievements of its Sail Trainee of the Year 2011.
The SWAN will be participating in the 2011 Tall Ships Race event, which will take place in and between Waterford, Greenock, Lerwick, Stavanger and Halmstad.
For the first time in a Tall Ships Race there will be an artist in residence on one of the vessels.
Here is a wonderful thank you letter we received from Ian McVicar, Community Learning Worker at Northfield Community Centre, Aberdeen following their trips on the SWAN in September 2010
Tall Ships 2011 entrant SWAN, Shetland’s restored herring drifter, has been awarded the National Historic Ships, Flagship Award 2011 which carries a prize of £1000.
On Monday 20 September the SWAN embarked from Aberdeen, bound for Macduff, where she is now in the Macduff Shipyard for a major refit.
Captain Michael Gray, who retired from the post of chair person of The Swan Trust after 10 years.
Here is a brief selection of our favourite thank you letters.
Chance to learn how to sail tall ships