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The long journey!
We sailed overnight to Graystones, Eire, for an overnight stop. The following day we set sail to Kinsale which was the longest leg involving another night sail arriving at about 0700, giving us a full day to walk around the very quant Irish Market Town in a beautiful part of Southern Ireland.
Next day we did a short sail (20nm) to Crosshaven, here we visited the oldest Yacht Club in the world, Royal Cork YC.
The following day we began another long sail to Arklow on the east coast of Eire, arriving in the dark we decide not much to do here! So at lunch time we continued our journey to Malahide, now that’s a great place to visit!
Oh, by the way, on approaching Dublin Bay we were investigated by the Irish Customs, they requested full details over the radio, thank goodness no boarding.........
After Malahide it was time to head for home, another overnight sail to Douglas.
The crew did very well and all enjoyed every mile (502nm) and every hour of the 28 night hours.
PS: the weather was fantastic...........
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Sailing for the disabled is having an OPEN DAY on Saturday 16th June, from 12noon to 5pm.
Located in Douglas harbour, you will be able to take a look around our beautiful 48 foot yacht Pride of Mann III. There will be representatives from the committee, Skippers, crew, and enabled members to talk to, to hear their personal stories.
There will be free refreshments on offer, and should anyone wish to join we will be able to take applications on the day.
Sailing for the Disabled is looking for anyone who would like to sail as either crew or enabled crew. Right from experienced skippers to people who just want to give a helping hand with the work we do. No experience is required, as training is provided.
The cost of membership is just £10 per year. No further charge is made for sailing after membership.
Pride of Mann III is fitted out to enable people with a wide range of disabilities to sail.
So come along and see Pride of Mann III and meet our friendly members and crew.
Sailing for the Disabled is a wholly local charity. The charity is run by enthusiastic and experienced members. All staff are volunteers, ensuring all contributions go toward the running of the charity.
Sailing for the disabled has a website and Facebook page.
Paul Atkinson (Treasurer)
The lucky winners of the 100 Club prize draw of May 2018 are:
First prize - Number 53 David Bridson £25
Second prize - Number 47 Ray McMullen £12.50
Third prize - Number 41 Mark Buttery £8.50
The 100 Club is a prize draw that helps to raise funds for your charity. We need more members joining the 100 Club so more funds will be raised. The more members we have the bigger the prizes, so please consider joining.
The cost is only £2 per month, that is £24 usually paid annually. Members stand a very good chance of winning and recuperating their subscription. Application forms can be downloaded here.