about PORT

As part of the 2005 Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, 12 young teenagers from Portsoy, working in 2 teams of 6, built 2 Optimist dinghies. The project was very successful and gave the boys experience of working in a team, of using tools to shape wood, and of drawing the hull shapes from a table of offsets. They also sailed their boats with the RYA during the Festival, further broadening their experience and increasing their confidence.

The success of the 2005 project has led to designing a much more ambitious and demanding project for 2006 and beyond, now known as PORT (Portsoy Organisation for Restoration and Training). See what has been happeing in pictures below...


Want find out more? Contact the team on port@salmonbothy.org.uk

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