• The Burro Dragon

  • Some of the helpers at the bag pack Shoprite Port Erin

  • Attending the Lusitania memorial 3 May at Peel

  • I enjoyed my birthday out sailing

  • We like sailing, why don't you join us.

  • We loved our cruise to Scotland

  • Peel Clothworkers primary school pay their first visit

  • Visitors to the Island

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  • Ballacottier Rainbow Group

  • Visitors to our waters

  • Ramsey Grammar School


Todays weather forecast

Click here to see todays weather forecast for Isle of Man waters.

To download the 24 hour forecast click here.

To download the five day shipping forecast click here.

                     To see the latest IOM weather forecast click here.

                     To see the tide times for Douglas click here.

Code of Practice updated

Dear member

The committee has updated the Code of Practice. The updated Code of Practice will be implemented on 1 January 2018. According the Constitution any member having objections to any of the adjustments may register their objection to the committee in writing prior to the implementation of the change.

The updated Code of Practice can be downloaded here.

Code of Practice and Rules 

The Charity shall establish a Code of Practice and Rules, which will govern all members (irrespective of class of membership) during activities organised for or on behalf of the Charity. Any change to the Code of Practice and Rules will be approved by the Committee and will be notified  via the website, by e-mail and where appropriate by post to members no less than one month prior to implementation. Members having objection to any proposed change may register their objection to the Committee in writing prior to the implementation of the change. 

Upon receipt of any objection, the Committee will consider the objection and will decide whether to continue to implement proposed change.  

Disputes may be settled by calling a General Meeting for the purpose. Any General Meeting so called will delay the implementation of the proposed change until the matter is decided by the General Meeting.

(More information regarding a General Meeting can be found in the Constitution  on the website.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Congratulations to the winners of the 100 Club

First prize:        Arne Dahn  -  Number 1
Second prize:   Rod Forshaw  -  Number 37
Third prize:       Alan Cope  -   Number 21

Our lucky chairman and crewmaster joined The 100 Club last August and has won first prize only a few months later thus recouping more than his 12 month's  membership. Well Done Arne!
We are still hoping for more new members to help boost SFTD funds AND to increase the prize money. Please consider joining or giving a friend a membership of the 100 club for a Christmas present. Members do not need to belong to SFTD.

Competent Crew training for developing the talent of our team of volunteers!

If you are interested in improving your skills as crew for the charity, have a look at the training section (to be found under ’sailing’) for the latest news.


Next awareness training 25th November

The next Awareness training will be on the 25th November and will be held at the Manx Blind Welfare Centre in Onchan. Its a part 1 course which will be run by our Awareness Officer David Killey.

The course will run from 1900-2100 please contact David on 409345 to book places and for further information.

If you have not done your awareness training please make the effort to attend this course.

This course provides the opportunity to give helpers practical advice and understanding of what is involved in working alongside disabled sailors.

Course aims

  • Rationalise and alleviate fear of working with people with disabilities
  • Train students to facilitate activities for people with disabilities
  • Provide practical advice & knowledge of working alongside disabled people 

Course objectives - To be aware of and able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • The needs of disabled children and adults
  • Improve essential communication skills
  • The use of current terminology used to explain disability
  • Understanding of disability and its challenges in the sailing environment 
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