The long journey!
We sailed overnight to Graystones, Eire, for an overnight stop. The following day we set sail to Kinsale which was the longest leg involving another night sail arriving at about 0700, giving us a full day to walk around the very quant Irish Market Town in a beautiful part of Southern Ireland.
Next day we did a short sail (20nm) to Crosshaven, here we visited the oldest Yacht Club in the world, Royal Cork YC.
The following day we began another long sail to Arklow on the east coast of Eire, arriving in the dark we decide not much to do here! So at lunch time we continued our journey to Malahide, now that’s a great place to visit!
Oh, by the way, on approaching Dublin Bay we were investigated by the Irish Customs, they requested full details over the radio, thank goodness no boarding.........
After Malahide it was time to head for home, another overnight sail to Douglas.
The crew did very well and all enjoyed every mile (502nm) and every hour of the 28 night hours.
PS: the weather was fantastic...........
For more photos go to the gallery
Paul Atkinson (Treasurer)
If you haven't signed up for this delightful event yet, there is still time.
We ask everyone to bring their favourite cake, scones, buns, sandwiches, nibbles etc., Home made or simply bought. But even empty handed you are welcome, we just want you to enjoy yourself and we will make sure there is enough for all of us.
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.
Tickets are FREE!
Please contact the vice chairman Neil Johnson to reserve your place. E mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401811
We are delighted to inform you that we collected a whopping £617.91 at the Port Erin Store Bag pack last Saturday. This including the sale of 11 SftD shopping bags.
A truly splendid result. A big thank you to a wonderful bag packing team, the manager of Port Erin store and to all the friendly and obliging staff. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, as always.
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.
PLEASE HELP HER AND PAY IN TIME !
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