• 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


100 Club winners May 2021

The lucky winners of the 100 Club prize draw of May 2021 are:

First prize       - Number 50  Margaret Brierley     £30.00
Second prize  - Number 61  Nicky Kelly               £13.00
Third prize     -  Number 40  Stephen Turner        £8.00

The 100 Club is a prize draw that helps to raise funds for your charity. We like to see 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.


Back on the water

The Isle of Man Government ended the circuit breaker lockdown on 19th April and allowed all business and social activities to restart. The Government reviewed the situation again on 22nd April, in light of some further reported infections, and concluded that the previous "end of lockdown" guidance continues to apply, but emphasizing that businesses and organisations should consider their own situation and risks to decide if any special risk reduction mitigations should be applied.

 The Committee has reviewed the situation and considers it safe to continue our sailing programme, albeit the following precautions will be taken (the risk assessment can be dowloaded here):
- Anyone who is unwell or has Covid-19 symptoms, or whose family or household has had Covid-19 symptoms in the past 21 days, is not allowed to sail. 
- it is up to each person to familiarise themselves with the risk assessment, which will also be discussed during the pre-sail onboard briefing
- Good hygiene practices must be applied such as cleaning the heads and surfaces after use (see risk assessment)
- Individuals should, in principle, stay on deck during the sail. Access to the cabin area will be limited and at the discretion of the skipper, to reduce direct exposure between individuals in confined areas
- Sails, involving overnight stays onboard, will be temporarily stopped
We will continue to review the situation in line with Government guidance and adapt accordingly.


You may well have seen many ‘new names’ appearing on the SftD Sailing schedule as we increase our Sailing team to provide more sails.

With this team in place and in prospect we’d like to invite you to nominate new members; any person with a disability, who is likely to enjoy and benefit from the pleasure and exhilaration of sailing.

(who better to recommend sailing to new members than you who already know what it’s like!)

Whether it’s a family member, friend, or someone you meet in your daily lives, do please offer them the opportunity to join us, showing them where to access the membership form, reassuring them of the fantastic value they’ll receive from their £10 p.a. membership subscription

and giving them the crewmaster@sftd-iom.com e-mail address to contact the Crewmaster for a trial sail

or the Membership Secretary for general information regarding membership 471666.

We look forward to welcoming them onto Pride of Man III and enjoying the real pleasure of sailing with Sailing for the Disabled

Let's look forward to our next sail!


We’re looking forward to resuming sails as soon as the current Covid restrictions allow.

To our existing members-

During the lockdowns, have you been in touch with someone you know who’d like to come sailing with you? Read on!

To potential new members-

We’re issuing a friendly invitation to a ‘see how you like it sail’. It will last a couple of hours, ideally in pleasant weather during which you’ll see Douglas Bay from a different viewpoint and enjoy the experience.

Pride of Mann III will be crewed by a friendly team who’ll look after you and show you the ropes.

Then, if you like it, you can apply for membership which, for £10 a year, will enable you to come sailing with us as often as you wish, whenever there’s space on a planned sail.

To book a place on a sail, contact CREWMASTER via crewmaster@sftd-iom.com or 471222, mentioning if you’re new to Sailing for the Disabled.

You’ll be sure of a warm welcome, and something exciting & different to look forward to when we’re able to sail again.

P.S we can’t promise to see a pod of dolphins/mermaids but you may be lucky!

Spring Social - new date !

With having the end of lockdown hopefully in sight Sailing for the Disabled is inviting you once more to our Spring Social on Saturday 8 May from 2pm to 6pm. The venue is Morton Hall, Victoria Road, Castletown.
There will be games, a raffle and a quiz but also lots of time to meet and chat with your fellow members, whilst treated by a hot lunch with a variety of dishes 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 and their family or carers!
Book your place via Facebook, contact Neil Johnson via neilsj@manx.net or call 401811

It is difficult to make solid plans at the moment but we will stay positive and look forward to see you all in Spring either on land or the boat.

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