• 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

  • Visitors to our waters


Postponement of all SFTD activities

As a result of Circuit break 2 lockdown beginning from midnight on 3rd March 2021, all planned activities are postponed with immediate effect. This includes all sails, training and social events. Keep an eye on this site and our Facebook page for news about our return to "normal service" which of course will rely on Government policy.
We wish everyone well for the coming 21days- and keep our fingers crossed for a fine summer of sailing ⛵.


Disability Awareness Training 2021 -  NEW DATES

The disability awareness training takes place over a full weekend day (10.00-16.00hrs) and is delivered by a local training company, ARC Learning Ltd, who are based in Tromode, Douglas. The first part of the day is classroom-based, and the afternoon gives the opportunity for practical exercises on the boat. Some aspects are covered in new crew training and can be taught by our skippers on board POM III during static sessions and scheduled sails.

It is the wish of the charity that all crew undertake this training in order to fully meet the needs of our disabled sailors.

Aims of the training;

  • To demonstrate how to facilitate inclusivity of people with disabilities
  • To give practical knowledge and advice to facilitate the above
  • To demonstrate how to work alongside people of all abilities


 Attenders will be aware of and demonstrate knowledge of:

  • The needs of disabled adults & children
  • Improved communication skills
  • A better understanding of disability and its’ challenges in a sailing environment.

The dates available are Sunday 18th April 2021, or Saturday 1st May 2021 and places are limited to 8 people per session.

To book your place, please contact Carole Quayle via carolequayle@gmail.com.

The 100 Club winners of January

The lucky winners of the 100 Club prize draw of January 2021 are:

First prize      - Number 28   Chris Wood         £28.50
Second prize - Number 59   Micky Cain          £12.50
Third prize     - Number 44  David Cowell       £8.00


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!
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

Back on the water

Restarting our sailing schedule- January 2021

The IOM government has released details of the Circuit Break exit framework.

If the island achieves 21 days since community transmission of Covid19 since the last known case (12th January), the current planning assumes that the Release stage may be around 1st February 2021. This lifts all previous restrictions (except borders) on business and activities, and there is no advisory guidance for social distancing and face coverings as the risk to the community is very low. Some individuals may wish to continue with distancing and face covering and this is addressed in stage 4 of SFTD risk assessment.

The need for good hygiene practices and being vigilant for C19 symptoms remains.

www.Covid19.gov.im/general-information/exiting-circuit-break/        (Circuit break exit framework)


The next scheduled sail is on 10th February and hopefully we can return to “normal” sailing!

Carole Quayle

23rd January 2021.

Passing of Mr Frank Bray

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the sudden death of Mr Frank Bray. Frank was a long standing and very enthusiastic member of Sailing for the Disabled. Having membership number 22 shows he has been with the charity from very early days. Frank was a very kind and gentle man, known by many as the man with the silly jokes, He will be missed.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends. 

Due to Covid restrictions, a private funeral service will be held.

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