• 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


Cruising Photo Quiz

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!


This is the start of the SFTD cruising photo quiz. Every two weeks we will show a picture of one of the destinations we sailed to during recent years.

Over time we have been to some fantastic destinations and we would like to challenge you to guess where these photos were taken. If you click on the photo it will enlarge.

Do you know the answer, send an email to secretary@manx.net or send a message via the SftD Facebook page www.facebook.com/SailingForTheDisabledIsleOfMan 

Winter clean

THURSDAY 22 NOVEMBER we have a day organised to thoroughly clean Pride of Mann III. If you are able to give us a hand please get in touch with Bobby (430532) or Gerry (488382). We start at 10.00. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided as always.

A successful Flag Day in Port Erin

We had a busy successful Flag Day in Port Erin on Saturday raising  a fantastic amount of £519.73 ! 
Adrienne would like to thank everyone who helped but in particular Peter Crebbin and Sarah Spencer. These loyal members always work hard  not only collecting but also chatting enthusiastically to the public about the joys of sailing. Thank you all for giving time to SFTD to help with the very important fundraising.


Join us Sunday afternoon 23rd September on ‘Pride of Man III’ and familiarise yourself with what’s involved during a sail.

Whether you’re a new member or would like to obtain ‘reminders’ you’ll be equally welcome! We intend running two ‘quizzes’ for preparing the boat for a sail, down below, and on deck, and then motoring off the berth to the bridge and back, putting our results into practice. 

We’ll also be announcing the dates and times for monthly evening sessions for those of you who wish to be fully familiar with what’s involved.

Just e-mail martinsewell@manx.net, or crewtraining@manx.net  so we know you’ll be with us on the 23rd September (or phone/message 491785)

Many thanks,



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