• 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

  • Visitors to the Island

  • Ballacottier Rainbow Group

  • Visitors to our waters


A donation in memory of Mr Charles Coleman

Keystone Law IOM very kindly donated £500.00 to the charity in memory of their dear friend and colleague Charles Coleman. One of his colleagues said: 'Charles was always at his happiest whilst on a boat sailing through the waters'.

Charles was a highly regarded individual, and his passing is a shock to everyone that knew him.  Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this time.


Lucky 100 Club winners February 2019

Winners prize draw February 2019

First prize       -  Nr. 22  Alan Young,  £30
Second prize  -  Nr. 13  Mark Riddell, £12.50
Third prize      -  Nr. 3   Ian McCauley,  £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.


This is the 5th photo of the SftD Photo Cruising Quiz. If you know where this photo was taken, let us know by email secretary@manx.net or via Facebook.

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SftD cruising photo quiz

Gare Loch

A sea loch which flows south to open sea onto the Firth of Clyde, the Gare Loch is located 13 miles (21 km) northwest of Glasgow. The loch is 7 miles (11 km) in length and 1 mile (1.5 km) in width. It is separated from Loch Long to the west by the Rosneath Peninsula. The town of Helensburgh lies at its mouth, Greenock lies opposite and around the loch are the villages of RhuShandonFaslane,GarelochheadClynder and Rosneath.

The deep water of Gare Loch has been associated with the navy since World War II, when a major base was developed at Rosneath and used by the Americans to train for landings in North Africa and on D-Day. In the 1950s British battleships were mothballed in the loch and by the 1960s it became the principal base for the UK's submarine-borne nuclear deterrent. Trident submarines remain berthed atHM Naval Base Clyde (Faslane), the locus for regular peace protests.

Special Winter Social

Sailing for the Disabled is having a special Winter Social. There will be a special celebration that will be kept a surprise for now but you surely do not want to miss out on.
There will be lots of time to meet and chat with your fellow members, both old and new, whilst treated by a hot lunch with a variety of snacks including vegetarian. If you fancy sharing any of your home made cakes or deserts you are more than welcome, just let us know what you like to bring.
Best part? Tickets are Free for members!
Book your place via Facebook, contact Neil Johnson via neilsj@manx.net or call 401811

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