On Saturday 23th September we have a Flag Day collection at Port Erin. We are looking for some enthousiastic volunteers to make this day as succesful as the last one.
If you are willing to help, please get in touch with Adrienne or Margaret via firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Part 2 of the Awareness training will be on Sunday the 24th September and will be held on the boat Pride of Mann III. Part 2 is the more practical part of the awareness course and will be run by our Awareness Officer David Killey with assistance of Simon Lumb. This course provides the opportunity to give helpers practical advice and understanding of what is involved in working alongside disabled sailors.
Please contact David on 409345 to book places and for further information.
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 Constitution 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 Monday 25th September 2017. Votes received after this time will not be accepted.
Also the Minutes of the 2016 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, Tuesday, 19th September 2017. If you are unable to attend the meeting, would you please let the Secretary know by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or by post.
If you would like to learn more about sailing and everything involved, Rodger Clague is running a Day skipper course at the IOM college starting Wednesday 13 September from 7-9pm. Over the winter you will learn in 22 weeks about tides, weather, navigation, passage planning etc. To sign up contact Rodger via Rodger.email@example.com or via the website http://www.ucm.ac.im/course-…/leisure-and-recreation/sailing where you can download the application form. The costs are £294 including books and exam fee.
And again another year with Pride of Mann III has passed! I think it is safe to say we all have become accustomed to her now. She is still a big girl but with the new Training team working hard to get all new crew up to speed we are able to guarantee the safety of all on board. A very important but also time consuming part of the 'business'
We had however a slow start to our sailing season but this is what you would expect over the winter months. The summer has despite some very windy days, much improved sailing numbers on last year. With overall fewer cancellations we completed 175 sails enabling 65 members (once or more) with disabilities to sail with us. In addition we offered 150 members of community groups the opportunity to enjoy sailing with us.
With the support of our volunteers, made up of 12 Skippers and Mates, 6 Female and 13 Male crew/carers, we strive for another year of sailing fun with as many of our members as we can. So have a look at the Sailing programme and book yourself a sail whilst the weather is still kind to us!