• 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


'Arnies day' Winter social

The special Winter social was a great success enjoyed by all. You can find all photos of the event in the gallery.

Juliet sent us the following kind words: Thank you very much to everyone who organized the “Arnies day” winter social. We enjoyed a wonderful meal which was followed by the presentation of a painting to Arnie as a token of thanks for many years of service to the SFTD.The afternoons raffle was drawn. Members then excercised their creative skills challenged to produce POM2 or 3 from paper, straws, lollypop sticks, string, tape and glue. Arnie won with his model. Our pleasant afternoon concluded with a general knowledge quiz.


A donation in memory of Mr Charles Coleman

Keystone Law IOM very kindly donated £500.00 to the charity in memory of their dear friend and colleague Charles Coleman. One of his colleagues said: 'Charles was always at his happiest whilst on a boat sailing through the waters'.

Charles was a highly regarded individual, and his passing is a shock to everyone that knew him.  Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this time.


Lucky 100 Club winners February 2019

Winners prize draw February 2019

First prize       -  Nr. 22  Alan Young,  £30
Second prize  -  Nr. 13  Mark Riddell, £12.50
Third prize      -  Nr. 3   Ian McCauley,  £7.50


The 100 Club is a prize draw that helps to raise funds for your charity. We need more members joining the 100 Club so more funds will be raised. The more members we have the bigger the prizes!
The cost is only £2 per month, that is £24 usually paid annually. Members stand a very good chance of winning and recuperating their subscription. Application forms can be downloaded here.


This is the 5th photo of the SftD Photo Cruising Quiz. If you know where this photo was taken, let us know by email secretary@manx.net or via Facebook.

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SftD cruising photo quiz

Gare Loch

A sea loch which flows south to open sea onto the Firth of Clyde, the Gare Loch is located 13 miles (21 km) northwest of Glasgow. The loch is 7 miles (11 km) in length and 1 mile (1.5 km) in width. It is separated from Loch Long to the west by the Rosneath Peninsula. The town of Helensburgh lies at its mouth, Greenock lies opposite and around the loch are the villages of RhuShandonFaslane,GarelochheadClynder and Rosneath.

The deep water of Gare Loch has been associated with the navy since World War II, when a major base was developed at Rosneath and used by the Americans to train for landings in North Africa and on D-Day. In the 1950s British battleships were mothballed in the loch and by the 1960s it became the principal base for the UK's submarine-borne nuclear deterrent. Trident submarines remain berthed atHM Naval Base Clyde (Faslane), the locus for regular peace protests.

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