A generous donation from Zurich has been a very welcome contribution to the unexpected costs we had when the headsail furling system had to be replaced. The new furler has been installed by our yachtmanager Bobby Moore with the help of some of our newer volunteers, which gave them the opportunity to learn a bit more about the boat.
Sailing the Menai Strait having passed under the bridge!
Britannia Bridge is a bridge across the Menai Strait between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales. It was originally designed and built by the noted railway engineer Robert Stephenson as a tubular bridge of wrought iron rectangular box-section spans for carrying rail traffic.
This is the second photo of the SftD cruising photo quiz. A well known place amongst sailors so it can’t be difficult to gues where this photo was taken. Click on the photo to enlarge it.
Do you know the answer, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message via the SftD Facebook page www.facebook.com/SailingForTheDisabledIsleOfMan
The first photo was not very difficult for most of you.
Belfast Lough is a very popular destination, about 12 hours sailing from Douglas. You have the choice of three Marinas, Bangor, Carrickfergus or Abercorn Basin (see photo):
All three Marinas have many interests ashore: In Belfast there is the Titanic museum which is within walking distance of the Abercorn Marina as is the City Centre.
Bangor and Carrickfergus offer great shore facilities; Carrickferus also offer FREE berthing and easy shopping! And last but not least has a 12 century Norman Castle.
Keep an eye out for our next destination!
It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing away of Phillip Ashley Hedges, one of our long time members. Ashley passed away piece fully at Noble’s Hospital 17 November.
Our thoughts are with his daughters Lara and Sasha, family and friends.