• 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 our waters

Recent news

Back on the water

Restarting our sailing schedule

Passing of Mr Frank Bray

A sad loss of a long standing member

Sailing update

Rescheduled sails 


Sail Training Section

All levels

Contact Richard Wild to register your name for future training.  E-mail crewtraining@sftd-iom.com


Awareness training what is it about?

The disability awareness training takes place over a couple of weekend days. The theory part is delivered by a local training company, ARC Learning Ltd, who are based in Union Mills. The practical aspects are covered in new crew training and can be taught by our skippers on board POM III.

It is the wish of the charity that all crew undertake this training in order to fully meet the needs of our disabled sailors. 

Aims of the training

  • To demonstrate how to work alongside people with disabilities
  • To demonstrate how to facilitate inclusivity of people with disabilities
  • To give practical knowledge and advice  to facilitate the above. 


 Attenders will be aware of and demonstrate knowledge of:

  • The needs of disabled adults & children
  • Improved communication skills
  • A better understanding of disability and its’ challenges in a sailing environment.

Topics covered may include gaining trust, communicating well, managing risks, moving safely around the boat, how to enable a clients’ potential, using the galley, assisting with care, comfort and safety when at sea.

Please contact Carole Quayle via carolequayle@gmail.com for dates available and to book a place.

Basic sail training for existing and new members

To assist in the development and to allow existing and new members to work effectively when sailing a number of training modules have been designed that meets the requirements of the charity and its users.

The modules range from providing an overview of the charity and the safety of those who sail through to how to handle the sails and winches, mooring the boat, rope work and on-board domestics are also covered in the 15 modules.  Not all modules are applicable to all members bur some are mandatory and you will have an opportunity to discuss with a member of the training team your specific requirements.

The dates of the training will be published in the sailing programme and anyone wanting more information is asked to initially email crewtraining@manx.net so that one of the training team can get back to you.

To build  upon the training we provide its essential that you also join our standard sails so that you can put into practice your learning. The training its not a prerequiste to you sailing and your skipper will take into consideration your level of competence and provide guidance on your sails.

Details of the course modules are available by clicking here