• 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.

  • Peel Clothworkers primary school pay their first visit

  • Ballacottier Rainbow Group

  • Visitors to our waters

News

Sailing Yacht for Sale

At the end of 2019 Sailing for the Disabled received the rather surpricing message that the founder of a UK based charity similar to ours, had the intention to donate their yacht and assets. The reason behind it was quite sad as they were going through the process of winding down the charity. The donating charity Solway Adventure Sailing Club chose us because it was our charity that inspired them to initially set up the charity. 

Unfortunately we are unable to run two boats and we had to decide to put "Solway Adventurer" up for sale.The yacht will be sold by sealed bid. The Terms of Sale for anybody interested can be found here.

The sale will be used to raise funds to continue to provide sailing experiences on board “Pride of Man III”, for adults and children with conditions that affect their day-to-day life.
 
“Solway Adventurer” can be viewed in Douglas inner harbour. Viewings can be arranged by contacting Bobby Moore on 430532 or bobbymoorek9985@gmail.com or secretary@sftd-iom.com. Photos of Solway Adventurer can be found in the Gallery, page 2.

Sailing for the Disabled Endeavour Award.

After the all important AGM we had a lovely celebration, handing over last year’s introduced Sailing for the Disabled Endeavour Award. As previously mentioned, we have many committed members that deserve a big 'Thank you' for all they have done and this year’s winner is definitely one of them. Monica Clark has been, though a non sailing member, one of our most active members for decades. She has been Secretary for years but most people will know her as our dedicated Membership Secretary. Besides her official role she is always there to give advice or a helping hand. Her contribution has been and still is exceptional. Monica  will have the award in her possession for a year. A smaller copy was handed over for Monica to keep. The award has been made by the Manx Workshop for the Disabled. Congratulations Monica, very well deserved.

New Committee elected

At the AGM held on Tuesday 29 September, which was attended by our Patron Sir Miles Walker and his wife Lady Mary, 30 members and 2 non members, the election of officers resulted in the following persons being elected to serve for 12 months.

  • Chairman            Paul Atkinson
  • Vice chairman     Carole Quayle   
  • Secretary            Gerry Morley
  • Treasurer            Andrew Evans
  • Committee members: 
    • Margaret Brierley
    • Anthony Charnley
    • Peter Crebbin
    • Neil Johnson
    • William Paterson
    • Adrienne Sanderson
    • Richard Wild

The new committee will have their first meeting Wednesday 21 October and further information on relevant matters will be released to the members via the website following this meeting.

100 Club draw results September

September winners of the 100 CLUB draw

First prize       Number 26    David Bridson.   £30
Second prize  Number 27    David Jones.    £12.50
Third prize      Number 70    Norman Ogilvy.   £7.50

Would you like to support your charity and become part of the 100 Club then simply download the application form here. Membership is only £24 per year. More than 50% of your donation will go towards the charity.

Sailing opportunities from Peel harbour

Due to essential maintenance of the Douglas flapgate the inner harbour will be closed to all vessel traffic between Tuesday 05th October until 28th October 2020. 

To be able to continue sailing we have decided to bring Pride of Mann III over to Peel. This gives you an opportunity to sail in a different area. So fingers crossed the Autumn weather will be kind and we will be able to show you the beautiful Western coastline of our island. Look for available dates on the sailing programme.

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