Help us restore our Drascombe Sail Training Boat

by Oban Sailing Club, Monday Mayhem in Oban, Scotland, United Kingdom

£5,115

raised in 134 days

41

supporters

We are restoring our Drascombe Gig to seaworthy condition in order to offer inclusive sailing opportunities to the club and our community.

by Oban Sailing Club, Monday Mayhem in Oban, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we were to reach our stretch target we would source a long term mooring for the boat enabling us to access it quicker and provide more opportunities for sailing without having to launch and recover the boat each time.


Monday Mayhem started in 2018 as an offshoot of Oban Sailing Club its aim was to offer non competitive sailing opportunities to individuals and families who didn't own a boat and wanted to learn to sail. over the following years it grew in strength and in January 2020 was awarded RYA Scotland Volunteers of the Year award. Monday Mayhem is run by a small dedicated team of both experienced and professionally qualified sailors and volunteers.

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In the Summer of 2020 our Sailing Club was gifted the Drascombe Gig.

 A local outdoor centre that was closing due to funding cuts got in touch and offered us the vessel.

We saw the potential straight away for promoting and offering inclusive sailing experiences within our community. Due to her design she can take up to 12 people & we intend to use her for inclusive sailing. Old, young and those with extra needs will be able to get aboard and experience the thrill of the open water under the guidance of our experienced sailors and instructors. 

we want to be able to reach out to those individuals who wouldn't normally get the opportunity to go sailing. The Covid 19 pandemic has had a serious impact on people mental health and the effects of the isolation has had an effect on peoples confidence and social relationships.

We believe that getting out on the water and experiencing the thrill of the ocean can have huge positive impacts on an individuals wellbeing and mental health. The restoration of this boat to a seagoing vessel will enable us to offer this in the long term to people normally excluded.

To realise our ambition to provide this we need to carry out some general repairs, update the boats safety equipment including lifejackets and life raft, source a working outboard engine and repair the trailer so that we can potentially take the boat to different locations and offer experiences to other communities.   

We intend to restore her, and use her for group sailing and training. 

We have close ties with Oban High school the local Sea Cadets along with Argyll college and Live Argyll.

We are fortunate enough to have received support from Oban Community Sports Hub who have recognised the community potential but we need your support to get this project afloat and enable us to realise our vision.

Thank you 

 

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