• 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

News

Committee members wanted!

Dear Member(s),

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD AT 7.30 PM ON THURSDAY 7 OCTOBER 2021 AT THE MANX BLIND WELFARE, CORRIN COURT, HEYWOOD AVENUE, ONCHAN.

At the AGM some important decisions will be made. As a member of the Charity, you are eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting. This gives you an opportunity to help structure the course the Charity will take in the future.

WE INVITE YOU TO BECOME PART OF OUR TEAM
The Charity needs enthousiastic committed volunteers. Although some members of the current Committee are prepared to go forward we do seek new people with fresh ideas to contribute to the growth and future succes of the Charity. We are urgently looking for a Chairman and a Secretary. If you do not want to be part of the Executive Committee there are several other roles that require an enthusiastic volunteer, such as Membership secretary, PR manager, Yacht manager or Crewmaster. For more information, please get in touch via secretary@sftd-iom.com or talk to any of the current committee members. A nomination form can be downloaded here.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU AT THE AGM !

Join us at our Summer Social !

Sailing for the Disabled is inviting you once more to our Summer Social on Saturday 25 September from 2pm to 6pm. The venue is Morton Hall, Victoria Road, Castletown.
There will be games, a raffle and a quiz but also lots of time to meet and chat with your fellow members, whilst treated by a hot lunch with a variety of dishes including vegetarian. If you fancy sharing any of your home made cakes or deserts you are more than welcome, just let us know what you like to bring.
Best part? Tickets are Free for members and their family or carers!
Book your place via Facebook, contact Neil Johnson via neilsj@manx.net or call 401811

It is difficult to make solid plans and we still have to be flexible but we will stay positive and look forward to see you all at the Morton Hall ! 

Congratulations 100 Club winners August

  • 1st  prize Anthony Charnley       £33
  • 2nd prize Don Wilson     £15
  • 3rd  prize Richard Wild      £10

Joining the 100 Club means supporting the charity and at the same time a 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 here.

Congratulations to the 100 Club winners of July

First prize:        Chris Wood     £33
Second prize:   Don Wilson     £15
Third prize:       Mike. quirk.     £10

Congratulations!

That could happen to you too when you join our 100 Club. We are still hoping for more new members to help boost SFTD funds AND to increase the prize money. Please join or give a friend a membership of the 100 club as a birthday present. You don’t have to be a member of SFTD to join the 100 Club ! 

CALLING ALL NEW CREW MEMBERS!

Disability Awareness Training Saturday 21 August 2021

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

Objectives;

 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.

Places are limited to 8 people per session and applicants should email Carole Quayle via carolequayle@gmail.com ASAP

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