Old Pulteney is heading out
on the high seas once again as she gets ready to head north to take centre
stage at the Scotland Boat Show.
“It will be a really proud moment to sail Old Pulteney to Scotland for its first visit,” skipper Patrick van der Zijden tells Race HQ, with his kilt at the ready.
“We sailed around the top of the country in the final leg of the race but never had the opportunity to stop. I really enjoyed the excellent hospitality of our Scottish sponsors around the world and I’m now excited to experience it in person at the Scotland Boat Show.”
Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to get a closer look on board the stripped down yacht, which will be making its debut at the show and representing the ‘maritime malt’ distilled in the north of Scotland at Wick.
The Scottish Whisky brand’s yacht will be showcased in front of thousands of visitors at the Scotland Boat Show, between 10-12 October being staged on the Clyde, near Glasgow.
After racing around the world on board it will be some of Old Pulteney’s race crew who will join Patrick for the trip
“We’re really looking forward to showing potential new crew members around Old Pulteney. It will be interesting to see who will take up the challenge to represent Scotland in the next race.”
If you’re visiting the show and interested in taking up the challenge of the race, Crew Recruitment and Development Director, David Cusworth is holding free crew presentations on the RYA stage.
-Friday, 10 October, 13:30 to 14:30
-Saturday, 11 October at 10:30 to 11:30
-Sunday, 12 October at 14:30 to 15:30
Free boat tours of Old Pulteney will be daily throughout the show from 10:00-18:00. The yacht will be located at B Pontoon, number 1.