At the end of 2019 Sailing for the Disabled received the rather surpricing message that the founder of a UK based charity similar to ours, had the intention to donate their yacht and assets. The reason behind it was quite sad as they were going through the process of winding down the charity. The donating charity Solway Adventure Sailing Club chose us because it was our charity that inspired them to initially set up the charity.
Unfortunately we are unable to run two boats and we had to decide to put "Solway Adventurer" up for sale.The yacht will be sold by sealed bid. The Terms of Sale for anybody interested can be found here.
After the all important AGM we had a lovely celebration, handing over last year’s introduced Sailing for the Disabled Endeavour Award. As previously mentioned, we have many committed members that deserve a big 'Thank you' for all they have done and this year’s winner is definitely one of them. Monica Clark has been, though a non sailing member, one of our most active members for decades. She has been Secretary for years but most people will know her as our dedicated Membership Secretary. Besides her official role she is always there to give advice or a helping hand. Her contribution has been and still is exceptional. Monica will have the award in her possession for a year. A smaller copy was handed over for Monica to keep. The award has been made by the Manx Workshop for the Disabled.
Congratulations Monica, very well deserved.
At the AGM held on Tuesday 29 September, which was attended by our Patron Sir Miles Walker and his wife Lady Mary, 30 members and 2 non members, the election of officers resulted in the following persons being elected to serve for 12 months.
- Chairman Paul Atkinson
- Vice chairman Carole Quayle
- Secretary Gerry Morley
- Treasurer Andrew Evans
- Committee members:
- Margaret Brierley
- Anthony Charnley
- Peter Crebbin
- Neil Johnson
- William Paterson
- Adrienne Sanderson
- Richard Wild
The new committee will have their first meeting Wednesday 21 October and further information on relevant matters will be released to the members via the website following this meeting.
September winners of the 100 CLUB draw
First prize Number 26 David Bridson. £30
Second prize Number 27 David Jones. £12.50
Third prize Number 70 Norman Ogilvy. £7.50
Would you like to support your charity and become part of the 100 Club then simply download the application form here. Membership is only £24 per year. More than 50% of your donation will go towards the charity.
Due to essential maintenance of the Douglas flapgate the inner harbour will be closed to all vessel traffic between Tuesday 05th October until 28th October 2020.
To be able to continue sailing we have decided to bring Pride of Mann III over to Peel. This gives you an opportunity to sail in a different area. So fingers crossed the Autumn weather will be kind and we will be able to show you the beautiful Western coastline of our island. Look for available dates on the sailing programme.