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Year of the Young People

Push the Boat Out for Year of Young People 2018!



In conjunction with this year’s Scottish Series regatta, and in partnership with the Tarbert Loch Fyne Yacht Club, Ocean Sailing Scotland and Kayak Majik, there will be host of FREE activities for those aged 8+ to get out on the water and experience the event like never before!

For those under 8, kids entertainer and face painter, the Funky Chicken, will be positioned on the recreation area, and boat building activities and workshops from Archipelago Folk School also taking place.


While the youngsters make a splash, there will be food, drinks and live music in the marquee to keep the parents and adults amused!


60ft Ocean Racing Yacht: Taeping

Taeping 60ft Ocean Racing Yacht - Tarbert Harbour

Ocean Sailing Scotland are generously offering two FREE 2-hour trips on Loch Fyne to celebrate Year of the Young. Participants will be able to experience what it’s like on board the famous Clipper 60 ocean racing yacht, which has circumnavigated the world 4 times!


This opportunity is open to 16-23 year olds (under 18’s accompanied by an adult). Spaces are limited and are on a first-come-first-served basis, to secure a place: email kirsten@tarbertharbour.co.uk


Sailing Taster Sessions

Yacht Club - Tarbert Harbour

Come and have a go at dinghy sailing at the local yacht club’s RYA 'Push The Boat Out' event.


During the month of May RYA Scotland is promoting getting out on the water with events being held all over the country. So Tarbert Toppers Tlfyc is getting involved too!


Availble to anyone from the age of 8, we have Optimists and Toppers available to sail in beautiful Tarbert Harbour so come and join in during the Scottish Series regatta weekend. There will be qualified instructors and our regular young sailors to help you.


No need to book, just come down to Tarbert Yacht Club at Battery Point in Tarbert (by the ferry slip) with a change of clothes or a wetsuit (you are pretty likely to get wet!) and we'll get you out sailing!


For further information:

Contact Emma on emma@pedenassociates.com


SUP Boarding Sessions

SUP Boarding - Tarbert Harbour

Stand-Up-Paddle Boarding is the latest craze in paddle-sports! Give it a try yourself, with guidance and instruction from Kayak Majik.


Three FREE one-hour sessions are available to those aged 8+ at 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00, departing from the Yacht Club. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent who can observe from the shore.


For further information

Contact Dave on info@kayakmajik.co.uk or 07891 861393


Fynal Fling Adventure RIB ToursFynal Fling Adventure RIB Tours - Tarbert Harbour

Witness the yacht racing on Loch Fyne first hand on a fast RIB ride! Scheduled trips will be departing from the marina throughout the day for £10p/p.

However, there are 10 FREE YOYP spaces available to those aged 8-23 (bookable in advance).


For further information:

Contact Kenny on info@fynalfling.com or 07796 262536.

Year of Young People 2018 Celebrates everything that makes Scotland’s young people incredible.

As a nation proud of our young people, the Year of Young People puts the spotlight on the contributions and achievements of eight to 26 year olds, while giving them a stronger voice on issues that matter to them.


A line-up of activity is happening across the country for all ages to enjoy. From music festivals and youth take-over days, to young people having a greater say and challenging the status quo.


A world-first initiative, it’s young people’s time to shine.


Join in via #YOYP2018



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