• 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.

  • We loved our cruise to Scotland

  • Peel Clothworkers primary school pay their first visit

  • Visitors to the Island

  • Ballacottier Rainbow Group

  • Ramsey Grammar School

  • Visitors to our waters

News

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.

Notification AGM

Dear Member(s),

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD AT 7.30 PM ON THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2018 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. 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, Fundraiser or Crewmaster. For more information, please get in touch via secretary@manx.net or talk to any of the current committee members.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU AT THE AGM !

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.

Committee members wanted !

WE INVITE YOU TO BECOME PART OF OUR TEAM 

The Executive Committee is an enthusiastic group of people that meet once a month to help keep the Charity running. Although some members of the current Committee are prepared to go forward we do need new committed volunteers with fresh ideas to contribute to the growth and future succes of the Charity.  Please find here the nomination form to be completed by any member 18 years or over, who is interested in becoming part of the Executive Committee or willing to fullfil any of the other roles such as Crewmaster, Fundraiser or Membership secretary.  This form should be completed and returned to the Secretary on or before Thursday 30th August 2018. For more information get in touch via secretary@manx.net or talk to any of the current committee members.

A truly heart-warming testimonial for the Charity!

I would like to thank you so much for the amazing sailing experiences I have had on board Pride of Mann 3 this summer. 

I have had so many amazing experiences this summer sailing to so many different destinations. Some of the most memorable moments are: sailing to Ballycastle  and going to visit the stunning Giant's Causeway, sailing all the way to the far South of Ireland towards Kinsale and Crosshaven. This trip was most memorable because we spent 2 full days (more then once) at sea and enjoyed 3 hour night watches. Sailing to the Clyde was most tranquil and we enjoyed, several times, dropping anchor and swimming.

These sailing experiences came at a time when I had been suffering this year with my health due to having Aspergers Syndrome and other disabilities. The trips certainly had positive on my mental health. Being at sea and enjoying the freedom of wind and sail, is a great chance to truly relax and find peace whilst being surrounded by a caring crew in a safe environment. Coming back from the trips I felt much better and positive about myself and better in my health.

I have developed a lot of my skills on the trips. I have increased my knowledge of sailing, the effect of the wind and sails - including how to use them, navigation and tide skills, using the helm and knowledge of using the radio equipment. I have also developed and noticed a number of improvements to my life skills as a result of the trips. These include coping better with change, working better as part of a team and increased confidence.

Thank you again so much for these wonderful sails and cruises and I really am looking forward to future trips.

Kindest regards....

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