How time flies ! The membership fee was due on the 1st April. Please help our Membership Secretary by paying now.
The membership fee is still set at a minimum of £10. That is remarkably good value and not only does this cover your sailing but also your teas and coffees whilst you are out sailing.
If you pay by cash it would be most helpful if you were to start paying by Standing order, this saves you the effort paying each year and also helps the Membership Secretary. That must be a win- win. The SO form is available here.
The address to send your money and completed Standing order form to is: Monica Clark, 42 Wybourn Drive, Onchan, IM3 4AN
We received a very kind donation of £50 from funds raised by staff at the Isle of Man Ship Registry.
A big thank you from all our members.
I just wanted to say thank you to the crew for a brilliant Sailing Day on Wednesday 26th April. The students had a brilliant time :) Below they have all written a small comment as a thank you to you all.
Dear sailing for the disabled crew
Thank you for a very lovely day sailing on the pride of man 3 and the best bit I enjoy the most was using the engines out in the bay and motoring round the marker boys.
Dear Sailing for the disabled crew, thank you for today. I mostly liked going from cone to cone the best and thanks for lovely day.
Your Sincerely Josh
I had a great time on the boat. It was the most fun time I ever had. I hope we can go again sometime. Cause it was awesome. Thank you so much for this fun day. Sincerely Connor
Dear sailing for the disabled thank you for letting me sail today I liked steering the boat.
Your sincerely Matthew
Dear sailing for the Disabled crew
Thank you for letting me sail today I enjoyed Steering the boat . From Cian convery
We had a busy successful bag packing day in The Peel Shoprite Store on Saturday raising £587.28 ! A very pleasing amount to add to funds.
Margaret would like to thank everyone who helped but in particular Peter Crebbin and Sarah Spencer. These loyal members worked hard ALL day not only packing and carrying shopping but also chatting enthusiastically to customers about the joys of sailing. Other volunteers were Ade, Anne, Linda, Ian, Gill, Neil, Sue, Tony and one of our new members Glenda. Thank you all for giving time to SFTD to help with the very important fundraising.
The Peel shoppers plus Shoprite staff were friendly as well as generous with their donations. They also showed much interest in our photos etc and many lingered to chat about Pride of Mann III and her fantastic facilities. In all a rewarding day!
Thank you to Gillian - Shoprite's Marketing Manager - for arranging our bag pack.
Volunteers are needed to help with this bag pack in Shoprite, Derby Road, Peel a week on Saturday.
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 Margaret on 832212 if you could possibly spare an hour or two to help with bag packing OR talking to customers and giving out information about SFTD.
Many Thanks to Shoprite for agreeing that we use this store as we haven't visited Peel Shoprite for a few years.
We will be up in Peel later in the year with the boat for The Traditional Boat weekend.