• 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

  • Ballacottier Rainbow Group

  • Visitors to our waters


100 Club winners February

Winners prize draw February 2020

First prize       -  Nr. 28  Chris Wood,  £30
Second prize  -  Nr. 46  Oliver Riddell, £12.50
Third prize      -  Nr. 58  Mrs S Jones,  £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.

Bag Pack results overwelming!

A big thank you to all our wonderful Baggers! You done good!!

Wot a team:- Karen, Peter, Louise, Bob,Anthony, Francesca, Sarah plus Samantha and Rocky, Margaret, Simon, Nicky,Carole, Ann and Cathy. Thank you all for giving your time, and at such short notice! 
We had a great day on Saturday and a great result - £699.20 went rattling into the buckets!
Thank you to Karen, Peter, and Louise for taking me and the gubbins up to Shoprite and helping set-up and to Don and Ann for taking the stuff back to the drying room. A big thank you to Stuart for counting the lolly so quickly, and to Cathy for taking Sarah and myself back home at the end of the day. 
It was certainly a breezy day and as well as packing, we were also able to help quite a lot of the customers with their loaded trollies back to their cars.
A happy experience, and many shoppers took a  pamphlet. Hopefully we'll get to hear back from some!

Many thanks to Shoprite for allowing us to use their store.


We are very pleased to let you know we are invited to do a bag pack in the BIG Shoprite in Douglas. Cancel all skiing trips and Carribean cruises, as lots of Volunteers are needed to help with this extra Bag Pack at the Victoria Road Shoprite, Douglas on Saturday 8th February. 

As well as raising funds to keep our fantastic yacht  Pride of Mann III sailing, bag packs also help to raise awareness of the charity. 
Please contact Adrienne on 466514 if you could possibly spare an hour or two to help with bag packing or talking to customers and give information about SFTD.


First Aid course for all crew members

Saturday 1 February Isle of Man Yacht Club, Port St Mary is having a First Aid Course, which is open to all members of Sailing for the Disabled. The course starts at 09.30 am. 

Your First Aid Ticket is valid for 3 years, so check the date if you have a current ticket. The years go by faster than you think! 

Candidates can contact Wendy Hill from IOM YC directly via email wendyhill@manx.net, 

Disability Awareness Training

Good afternoon all!
The next planned training day for SFTD Disability Awareness training will be on Sunday 8th March 2020, 1000-1600hrs, and it will take place at ARC Learning in Tromode and on the boat POM III in Douglas marina. (more details to follow nearer the day)

It is important that new members to our charity complete this training in order to provide safe and appropriate care for our enabled sailors, and it will enhance confidence in helping us to provide memorable and enjoyable sailing experiences for those who join us on POM III.
The training is also open to any experienced crew who would like to update their knowledge and skills as this day is quite different from the previous RYA-based course.
Some of you will be aware that we had to postpone the last training day in December due to lack of numbers, so please try to attend. Looking forward to hearing from you via email, sms, WhatsApp or even a call if you have any questions!

Kind regards,

Carole Quayle
SFTD DAT co-ordinator
Mobile: 480652
E mail: carolequayle@gmail.com

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