12th July 2011 - Two Trainees Join The Swan

Two trainees joining the Swan were keen to get underway on the Cruise in Company leg today (12 July).

Ryan Leask (15) from South Whiteness, Shetland, hopes to join the Merchant Navy so was delighted to get a last minute place on the Swan. He said: “I am very excited about the hands on aspect of sailing.”

“It will be great to sail into the smaller harbours like Cullivoe in Yell and Baltasound in Unst.”

Douglas Stevenson (15) from Whalsay, Shetland, has never sailed before. He said “This is something that I have always wanted to do. I have no experience and I’m so excited about sailing home to Shetland.

“I think it is great that Shetland trainees have the opportunity to sail on a Shetland boat.”