Partners, Funders and Sponsorship

It takes many hands to carry the boat, and many folk to help put on an event like this. See below for organisations that partner with us and funders that support the event. 

We're currently looking for sponsorship for the event. If you think you, or your company would like to support this significant new public event in Glasgow please get in touch.



The GalGael Trust 

The GalGael have been instrumental in establishing the Clydebuilt Festival, with significant support coming from their Anchor and Sail project. The GalGael have a long standing interest in supporting people to connect with their heritage in Glasgow and further afield as well as being well known as boatbuilders and teachers of heritage skills. 


Clyde Maritime Trust 

The mighty Glenlee, known in Glasgow as The Tall Ship is owned and operated by the Clyde Maritime Trust. Since 2015 CMT have worked in partnership with the GalGael to deliver the Anchor and Sail Project. They are a key partner and an central venue for the event. 


Scottish coastal rowing association

The SCRA is the governing body of coastal rowing in Scotland, which currently means the St Ayles Skiff. The association has contributed enormously in skilled volunteered time and publicity to support Castle to Crane


Glasgow Coastal rowing club

In 2015 a group of enthusiastic volunteers got together and formed a coastal rowing club in Glasgow. Using boats built by the GalGael Trust the group have quickly grown to more than 60 members and will be heavily involved in helping with the event, including running the Glasgow Cup racing. 



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Glasgow Life

We're so grateful this year for the generous support of Glasgow Life - a charitable organisation that operates on behalf of Glasgow City Council. Their mission is to inspire the city’s citizens and visitors to lead richer and more active lives through culture, sport and learning. We think Clydebuilt Festival ticks all three of those boxes! 


Morris and Spottiswood

Starting out as a joinery manufacturing business in 1925, Morris & Spottiswood has developed into one of the leading providers of fitout, housing, m&e services and maintenance in the UK, and is still owned and run by the Morris Family. This year we are delighted that they have chosen to help support our event. 

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Murray McDavid

Joining the Clydebuilt Festival for the first time, Murray McDavid are a Scotch whisky bottler with a difference. Moored alongside the Tallship, the Murray McDavid boat will be the command vessel for the Castle to Crane race as well as showcasing their range of inspired Scotch whisky throughout the weekend.


Archipelago Folkschool

Another new supporter for 2018 is the Archipelago Folkschool. A social enterprise based in Scotland they connect people with craft. They run craft courses in beautiful places around the country teaching boatbuilding, blacksmithing and other skills. They are one of the driving forces behind the festival, bringing a huge amount of organisation to the event. 


Sandpoint Marina

A huge thanks goes out to the guys at Sandpoint Marina in Dumbarton who very generously support us with the use of the marina and slipway for the start of Castle to Crane



Another new sponsor for 2018 is Teamac Marine Coatings - suppliers of wonderful paints and products for all your boating needs. Teamac is one of the leading brands of marine paints and coatings. The range of products include marine grade varnishes, topcoats, undercoats, primers, antifouling, bilge paint and other specialist marine coatings. 

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Rowers Rub

Rowers Rub is an effective natural, environmentally friendly answer to managing the wear and tear rowers suffer from during intensive or endurance rowing. Made from plant oils and waxes with essential oils to help your skin stay clean and recover, Rowers Rub is chemical and Paraben free and will help you get the most from your sport.

As an independent business Leaping Fish Ltd (the company behind Rowers Rub) are pleased to be associated with the Castle To Crane race in 2018.


Teal Engineering Services

Returning for the second year Teal are supporting the festival with the generous loan of a fleet of launching trolleys to support getting our fleet into and out of the water in good time. 

Look out for their purpose built trailers all around the event!