Yann Tiersen & QUINQUIS are part way through a sailboat tour, they have been to the Faroe Islands and arrive in Shetland tomorrow, 25th July. They will be moored at Kirkwall on 30th July.
Shetland musician Barry Nisbet will be bringing his floating festival aboard the tall ship, Lady of Avenel, to Orkney.
Richard Kerswell is making a solo trip around Britain in his yacht Pegasus in aid of Give the World a Shot (Covid Vaccines for third world countries) and Orphans in the Wild (HIV charity for orphans and foster families in the Mufindi, Tanzania).
On 7th of February 2005, Ellen MacArthur became the fastest person to sail solo around the world taking 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes 33 seconds.
It was Kirkwall’s 130th regatta with events taking place over Friday 2nd and Saturday the 3rd of August.
Islay Watson a Scottish windsurfer has won the Youth World Championships in a five-day regatta in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The Orkney Rowing Club has been presented with a new trophy, two new banners, as well as a financial contribution from the Orkney Fisheries Association.
“The Advanced Powerboat course is the highest level of powered vessel training offered by the Royal Yachting Association”