• 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

  • Ballacottier Rainbow Group

  • Ramsey Grammar School

  • Visitors to our waters


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.

A successful Flag Day in Port Erin

We had a busy successful Flag Day in Port Erin on Saturday raising  a fantastic amount of £519.73 ! 
Adrienne would like to thank everyone who helped but in particular Peter Crebbin and Sarah Spencer. These loyal members always work hard  not only collecting but also chatting enthusiastically to the public about the joys of sailing. Thank you all for giving time to SFTD to help with the very important fundraising.

Congratulations to the winners of the 100 Club

First prize:        Paul Atkinson  -  Number 65    £20
Second prize:   Ian Clark  -  Number 7              £8
Third prize:       David Bridson  -   Number 53   £5

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 years membership of the 100 club as a birthday present. Members of the 100 Club do not need to be members of Sailing for the Disabled.

New Committee elected

At the AGM held on Thursday 20 September, which was attended by our Patron Sir Miles Walker, 30 members and 5 non members, the election of officers resulted in the following persons being elected to serve for 12 months.

  • Chairman           Rodger Clague
  • Vice chairman    William Paterson
  • Secretary           Gerry Morley
  • Treasurer           Paul Atkinson
  • Committee members: 
    • Neil Johnson
    • Adrienne Sanderson
    • Carole Quayle
    • Margaret Brierley
    • Peter Crebbin

The new committee will have their first meeting Thursday 18 October and further information on relevant matters will be released to the members via the website following this meeting.


Join us Sunday afternoon 23rd September on ‘Pride of Man III’ and familiarise yourself with what’s involved during a sail.

Whether you’re a new member or would like to obtain ‘reminders’ you’ll be equally welcome! We intend running two ‘quizzes’ for preparing the boat for a sail, down below, and on deck, and then motoring off the berth to the bridge and back, putting our results into practice. 

We’ll also be announcing the dates and times for monthly evening sessions for those of you who wish to be fully familiar with what’s involved.

Just e-mail martinsewell@manx.net, or crewtraining@manx.net  so we know you’ll be with us on the 23rd September (or phone/message 491785)

Many thanks,



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