Published on: Jun 11, 2019
Realta Events Management is proud to announce the launch of the Shetland Boat Week programme today, on behalf of client, Shetland Amenity Trust.
Shetland Boat Week, to be held from 5th to 11th August, is sponsored by Ocean Kinetics, So Much to Sea, Lerwick Port Authority and Serco NorthLink Ferries, and includes a number of new activities this year to complement the return of firm favourites.
The public will, once again, have a chance to experience sailing in a sixareen in Lerwick harbour, and take a tour on board the NorthLink ship M.V Hjaltland and the Coastguard Emergency Towing Vessel, Ievoli Black. The Shetland Boat Week yoal race features again this year, and boat owners are invited to take part in their own small boats for an eela night, and the finale parade.
A Taste of Shetland are partnering with the Shetland Amenity Trust this year to trial a seafood based produce marketplace and will be co-ordinating seafood cookery demonstrations at Hay’s Dock. The Dock will also host a range of drop in activities including model boat sailing, face-painting, craft activities, rowing trips and demonstrations.
The impressive traditional boat display will feature a selection of Jimmy Smith boats alongside other local builders, and a special exhibition about Jimmy inside the Museum and Archives foyer. There is still time to submit a traditional Shetland boat for inclusion in the outdoor exhibition. To enquire, contact event co-ordinator, Emma Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07753 806095.
Shetland Amenity Trust Chairwoman, Ruth Mackenzie, said “This year’s programme looks fantastic. There is enough to keep even the keenest of boat enthusiasts busy all week and for those who just want to dip a toe in the water of our maritime heritage, it’s a perfect opportunity. There’s plenty to do on land and, more importantly on the sea, with lots of boat trips planned every day.
“It’s great to see the modern maritime elements included so naturally alongside the traditional, and our group of sponsors have been fantastic as always at assisting us to provide this programme for our local community and visitors to our islands.”
Tickets for bookable events are now available at www.thelittleboxoffice/sat or can be booked in person at the Shetland Museum and Archives, Shetland Amenity Trust office or by calling 01595 471562.