• 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


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

Todays weather forecast

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

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                     To see the tide times for Douglas click here.

Passing of Mr David Peter Killey

It is with great sadness that we learned of the recent passing of our member David Killey on 2nd December 2019.
David was a stalwart of the charity, and during his time as Chairman, was the inspiration and driving force behind the purchase of POM III.  There were many others who supported and implemented the purchase, but it was David who was the initial instigator behind the move to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the charity via the replacement of our main vessel.  
For my part, I feel honoured to have known and worked with David during my time as Treasurer.  His calm, measured approach to the most raucous of meetings said much about the man, and I will mourn his passing.  
In recent weeks our Committee had instigated an initiative to mark the many years of service he had given to the charity, and had purchased a framed photo of POM III.  Sadly we were too late to present this to David.  In David’s memory we have presented the photo to David’s wife Kath.  David was in our thoughts towards the end, and will hold a place in our affections for a long time to come.
Rest in Peace
The funeral service will take place Wednesday 18th December,  11.00 am at St Anthony's church, Onchan. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if wished to either Sailing for the Disabled or Manx Blind Welfare Society.

Bag pack results Shoprite Ramsey

The Bag pack last Sunday at Shoprite in Ramsey was a roaring succes indeed on two fronts. With 13 volunteers! and both shoppers and packers all in good holiday spirits, goodwill was all around.

We are delighted to tell you that we collected a grand total of £663.10, £78.00 of which came from the sale of 14 bags (two sparkling sales whizz-kids discovered in May-Shui and Anthony!) We could have sold more, if we hadn't run out of bags at 1.00pm!

Sporting smart shirts with the SFTD logo and their names embroidered on, were Samantha and Rocky, who each sat astride a blue bucket, looking for all the world as if they were at the helm. They attracted a lot of attention. Thank you Sarah for dressing your bears so smartly. They are a credit to the charity. As indeed you ALL are!! 
Thank you Margaret for getting Peter, myself, the lucre and all our equipment home safely on that long, wet and wild night!
And a big thank you to Shoprite for having us.

Passing of Mr John Ivor Mellor

It is with great sorrow that we have to inform you that Mr Ivor Mellor, one of the co-founders of Sailing for the Disabled, has passed away. 

Mr Mellor, the then Head of Physiotherapy Service for the Isle of Man, knew there were disabled people who would like to sail. Dave Bridson remembers:

It was back in the early eighties that I met Ivor in the Aquadome, both happily swimming about. It was then he asked me was I interested in sailing. I said that I was. He then went on to tell me that he was involved with the Creg Ny Baa social club, who had raised enough money to purchase a secondhand sailing cruiser and would I be interested in joining the group. The rest as they say is history.

I found Ivor to be a very kind man, who could quietly encourage people to do things outside their comfort zone. He knew so many people and was always raising money for good causes. He was simply a good man.”

The funeral service will take place on Tuesday 17 December,13.15 at Douglas Borough Crematorium.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
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