Cumbrae Sailing Fleet Distribution

In the final days before the Christmas break, the last of the sailing and windsurfing equipment from the now closed Cumbrae National Centre has been redistributed out to clubs and centres across Scotland.
17 Dec 21
Images of the equipment from the sportscotland national centre Cumbrae

RYA Scotland received over 80 applications were received into RYA Scotland when it was agreed with sportscotland to offer up the equipment to be returned into the sport.

Speaking about the process on the last day of collections, Liza Linton, Development Manager at RYA Scotland said, “We were really taken aback at the quality of the applications and it made for some tough conversations on the panel to find the best new homes for the equipment.  When sportscotland approached us to look at how the equipment from Cumbrae could be best used to have a lasting impact, we agreed we wanted to see the equipment help make a difference across the community around a club or centre and be something more than just another boat or board in a fleet.  It has been really energising to read the plans for the future from all of the applicants and we are glad to have been part of the process”.

23 RYA affiliated clubs and centres across the length and breadth of Scotland have received equipment and will be polishing these up to be ready for action in the 2022 season to ensure more people can get afloat across Scotland.

Our thanks to everyone who applied and our best wishes to the successful organisations.

Port Edgar Watersports

Loch Insh Watersports

Galloway Activity Centre

Angus Alive Monikie Country park

Clyde Windsurfing Club

James Hamilton Heritage Park

The Windsurf Club Newburgh

Stranraer Watersports Association

Loch Tummel SC

Tighnabruaich SC

Dundee SC

Strathclyde Loch SC

Lochgoilhead Scout Centre

Campbeltown SC

Ardentinny SC

Lochcarron SC

Prestwick SC

Lochaber YC

Loch Venechar SC

Portobello SKC

Fisherrow YC

St Mary’s Loch SC and

Aberdeen and Stonehaven YC