• 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 the Island

  • Ballacottier Rainbow Group

  • Visitors to our waters


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,



AGM Documents and Postal Voting Forms

AGM to be held at 07.30 pm on Thursday 20 September 2018 at the Manx Blind Welfare Centre

Nomination forms for election of the new Committee were circulated last month. Details of the nominations can be downloaded here. The proposed changes to the Membership Fees can be found here. If you are unable to attend the meeting and wish to vote by post, please complete the attached Postal Voting forms.   This should be returned to the Secretary, Sailing for the Disabled, 36 Laurel Avenue, Onchan, IM3 3JF before 12.00 noon on Wednesday 19th September 2018.  Votes received after this time will not be accepted. 
Also the Minutes of the 2017 Annual General Meeting and the Agenda can be downloaded. Any questions to be raised under “Matters Arising” or “Any other business” must be notified in writing or by email to the Secretary no later than 12 noon, Thursday, 13th September 2018.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, would you please let the Secretary know by email, secretary@manx.net or by post.

Congratulations 100 Club winners August 2018

  • 1st  prize number 58 - Mrs J Jones        £25
  • 2nd prize number 23 - Joan Sherry       £12.50
  • 3rd  prize number 31 - Mike Quirk        £ 8.50

Joining the 100 Club means supporting the charity and at the same time a 1 to 15 win chance for yourself! The more members we have, the greater the prize money and also more funds raised for SFTD. 
Application forms can be downloaded from the website.

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