The Club acknowledges, with grateful thanks, the support it has received from various sources for its Training Development Plan covering the development of instructors, the upgrading of Toppers, the purchase of RS Feva dinghies and the purchase of a new safety RIB. More details of the phases and the support received are given below.

Phase 1 - Training the trainers
Funded principally by an award from Scapa Flow Landscape Partnership

Phase 2 - Upgrading the Topper fleet
The Topper fleet has been upgraded, partially funded from the Club's own resources and with an additional funding award of £1000 from Stromness Community Council.

Phase 3 - Purchase of four RS Feva training dinghies
The Club has purchased four RS Feva training dinghies for use for improver training.

Funding Source £p
The National Lottery through the sportscotland facilities fund 9533.00
Orkney Islands Council - Community Development Fund 7296.00
Stromness Sailing Club 2626.00


Phase 4 - Purchase of new RIB safety boat
Thanks to the generous support given to us by the organisations listed below, the Club has been able to purchase a new safety RIB with accessories and their collection from the manufacturer, Yampower Marine, is imminent as at 3 December 2014. An article, prepared in conjunction with our leading corporate sponsor and expressing our appreciation of the support we have had, should appear in The Orcadian on Thursday, 4 December 2014. The text of the article can be found by following this link.

Funding Source £p £p
Orkney Islands Council - Community Development Fund (See Note 1)   5723.00

Stromness Sailing Club sources including sponsorship and donations received:

Stromness Sailing Club
Scottish Sea Farms 'Heart of the Community' Trust (See Notes 2 and 3)
Talisman Sinopec Energy
Duncan Porteous / RLG International matching (£250 each)
Scotrenewables Tidal Power





  Total £15898.00


  1. Orkney Islands Council - Community Development Fund will also contribute up to £107.00 towards collection costs with the balance being paid by Stromness Sailing Club
  2. Under the sponsorship deal with Scottish Sea Farms, their company logo will be displayed on some of our RS Feva training dinghies and be visible to those watching sailing in Stromness Harbour during RS Feva training sessions from May 2015.
  3. Not part of Phase 4 but under the same sponsorship deal, the Scottish Sea Farms 'Heart of the Community' Trust has also provided a Junior Champion trophy to be competed for by the Club trainees each year.

The completion of Phase 4 brings to an end the four-phase Training Development Plan that the Club has been working on since 2011. The Club looks forward to starting the 2015 season with everything now in place to deliver training to its members with new and improved equipment.

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