Winter Maintenance Volunteers

  • VO30768


Refit work ongoing November to March includes removing rig, sails, equipment from boat in Scalloway to store in Lerwick.
Organising equipment at two stores in Lerwick
Varnishing and painting on board
Engineering maintenance - all on board systems

Organisation aims and objectives

To encourage and facilitate others to sail on the Swan, teaching and keeping alive techniques of sailing and working a traditional sail "Fifie". To make the Swan available for viewing by the general public and visitors to Shetland. To keep the restored boat in good working order and registered as an approved training vessel. To encourage folk, especially the young, to sail on the Swan in order to gain an appreciaion of Shetland's fishing and sailing history and experience the wild life and culture of the northern maritime environment Provide, for the enjoymnet of all, a working example of an important part of shetland's maritime heritage.


Some activities require a level of physical fitness (not all) Minimum age limit for working on refit projects is for H& S reasons/supervision.
Experience required: Conscientious and mature attitude to work experience. No physical experience necessary for refit work as full training and supervision is provided. Engineering, computing, web publishing ideas for some projects.
Travel details: On board the Swan - Scalloway October - March; At the Swan office, Scalloway, October - March at the Swan's workshops and stores, Lerwick and new museum - year round.
Minimum age: 12


Expenses details: If funding becomes available.
Taster available: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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