Sunday 25 March boat manager and skipper Bobby Moore will take the boat to Bangor, Northern Ireland for a big overhaul. Since Pride of Mann III first sailed into Doulas Harbour, she has covered 7,500 miles. While maintained and kept in optimum condition by our volunteers, she is now due a major overhaul.
To use the time as best as we can, the trip to and from Bangor will also be used as a training trip to give upcoming skippers and crew the experience they need to ensure the safety and care of the disabled members. The crew will return to Belfast after delivering Pride of Mann III to Bangor, and crew will take the ferry back to Belfast in early April in order to sail Pride of Mann III back home.
Our organisation is run entirely by volunteers and funded by donations, which makes us very grateful to the Steam Packet Company for its support by offering us the necessary ferry tickets.
Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘Sailing for the Disabled is such a worthy cause, and one which, given its sea-faring links, we are always happy to support. The charity offers incredible opportunities for the disabled and we look forward to seeing Pride of Mann III back in Manx waters after her overhaul.’
On the 1st April your membership fee for the 2018-2019 season will be due and we ask that you please pay on time. If you pay by cash or cheque it should be sent to our Membership Secretary, Monica Clark, 42 Wybourn Drive, Onchan, IM3 4AN.
Our Membership Secretary spends a considerable amount of time each year chasing payment of outstanding membership fees and it would greatly assist her, and the Charity in general, if all members paid by standing order. It is easy to do this as the form is available to download by clicking here. If you need assistance with the standing order form please contact Monica on 471666.
We like to remind you that subscriptions have to be paid within 28 days. If you have not paid within this period we unfortunatelly have to class you as a non-member meaning you are no longer covered by our insurance.
For your membership you get:
- Sailing on the most modern yacht on the Isle of Man
- The use of waterproofs and lifejackets when you go sailing
- Free tea, coffee and biscuits when you go sailing.
- The newsletter
- The website
- Access to our training scheme
- Awareness training to the RYA Sailability syllabus
- Social events
- Company of other members
- The opportunity to help others in society
All this for the nominal fee of £10 which we are sure you will see as excellent value for money. If you wish you can pay more as a donation.
Where else do you get such great value?
Sailing for the Disabled is having a SPRING SOCIAL
The event will be a BRING & SHARE afternoon tea party. We ask everyone to bring their favourite cake, scones, buns, sandwiches, nibbles etc., Home made or simply bought. But don’t feel pressured to bring anything if you can’t, we just want you to enjoy the event and we will make sure there is enough for all.
There will be a quiz and a few games and lots of chat. Come along and meet your fellow members, both old and new.
The date is Sunday 22nd April. from 4pm to 7pm.
The venue is the Manx blind welfare centre, Onchan.
The cost for this event is Free!
Please contact the vice chairman Neil Johnson to reserve your place.
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Winners prize draw February 2018
1st prize: Number 63 Sue Williams
2nd prize: Number 20 Linda Moore
3rd prize: Number 50 Margaret Brierley
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, so please consider joining.
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.
A First Aid course being run by Wendy Hill at IOM Yacht Club PSM on March 10th starting at 09.15