• 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


Membership renewal

It’s that time of the year again when your membership fee is due on the 1st April.  Each year our hardworking volunteer Membership Secretary  spends a considerable amount of time and effort chasing members to pay their subscription.   


The membership fee is still set at a minimum of £10 but you can make any payment above if you want to make a donation to your charity.  

 If you pay by cash it would be even more helpful if you were to start paying by standing order, this saves you the effort paying each year and also helps the Membership Secretary. That must be a win-win. The standing order form is available here.

The address to send your money, cheque or completed SO form to is: Monica Clark, 42 Wybourn Drive, Onchan,IM3 4AN

Port Erin BAG PACK

Volunteers are needed to help with this Bag Pack in Shoprite, Port Erin on Saturday 24 March.

As well as raising funds to keep our fantastic yacht  Pride of Mann III sailing, bag packs also help to raise awareness of the charity. 
Please contact Adrienne on 833497 or mobile 466514 if you could possibly spare an hour or two to help with bag packing or talking to customers and give information about SFTD.
Many thanks to Shoprite for letting us use their store. 


POM III servicing

Sunday 25 March boat manager and skipper Bobby Moore will take the boat to Bangor, Northern Ireland for a big overhaul. Since Pride of Mann III first sailed into Doulas Harbour, she has covered 7,500 miles. While maintained and kept in optimum condition by our volunteers, she is now due a major overhaul.

To use the time as best as we can, the trip to and from Bangor will also be used as a training trip to give upcoming skippers and crew the experience they need to ensure the safety and care of the disabled members. The crew will return to Belfast after delivering Pride of Mann III to Bangor, and crew will take the ferry back to Belfast in early April in order to sail Pride of Mann III back home.

Our organisation is run entirely by volunteers and funded by donations, which makes us very grateful to the Steam Packet Company for its support by offering us the necessary ferry tickets.

 Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘Sailing for the Disabled is such a worthy cause, and one which, given its sea-faring links, we are always happy to support. The charity offers incredible opportunities for the disabled and we look forward to seeing Pride of Mann III back in Manx waters after her overhaul.’


Sailing for the Disabled is having a SPRING SOCIAL

The event will be a BRING & SHARE afternoon tea party. We ask everyone to bring their favourite cake, scones, buns, sandwiches, nibbles etc., Home made or simply bought. But don’t feel pressured to bring anything if you can’t, we just want you to enjoy the event and we will make sure there is enough for all.
There will be a quiz and a few games and lots of chat. Come along and meet your fellow members, both old and new.

The date is Sunday 22nd April. from 4pm to 7pm.
The venue is the Manx blind welfare centre, Onchan.
The cost for this event is Free!

Please contact the vice chairman Neil Johnson to reserve your place.
neilsj@manx.net or 401811


First Aid course being run by Wendy Hill at IOM Yacht Club PSM on March 10th starting at 09.15

If you are interested contact Martin via crewtraining@manx.net or Wendy Hill directly. You can find some more information under Training.
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