Lerwick Port Authority

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There are a number of key events and activities occuring throughout the port's annual calendar:

Wednesday 24th June, 2020 - Saturday 27th June, 2020


Yachts will leave Bergen on Wednesday 24 June, arriving in Lerwick from Thursday. Race yachts will return on Saturday 27 June and cruising yachts have an option to leave Lerwick on Sunday 28 June.


Friday 31st July, 2020 - Friday 31st July, 2020

Saturday 1st August, 2020 - Sunday 9th August, 2020


This family friendly event, inspired by Shetland’s rich maritime heritage, is a full week long maritime experience taking place in August. The event is inspired by Shetland’s rich maritime heritage, aims to encourage and promote a passion for traditional Shetland boats, and a growing participation in keeping the sailing, boat building and other historic skills alive.​

For 2020, there is an exciting line up, plus some new events, ceelbrating "Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters". In addition to the usual sailing and rowing experiences, there is a range of on-the-water activities, plus shoreside lectures and exhibitions. A highlight will be "Adventure Sail North", offered to youth aged 15 - 25 years by Sail Training Shetland, details of which can be viewed here https://www.sailtrainingshetland.com/apply-now  

Many of the events at Shetland Boat Week are free to attend and no booking is required. Where booking is indicated, tickets can be purchased online at www.thelittleboxoffice.com/sat or by calling Shetland Museum and Archives reception on 01595 741562, or visiting in person. 

Sunday 2nd August, 2020 - Sunday 2nd August, 2020