Notice to members
We are all aware of the current issues relating to the spread of Covid on the Island, and the fact that the current situation will sit differently with all our members.
Throughout the past 18 months, your Committee has reviewed the available information and guidance and sought to take the decisions necessary to protect the charity and it’s members. We have therefore concluded that Pride of Mann III should continue to sail and provide services to our members. During this period, members are reminded that during the course of the sail (both before, during and afterwards) there is a strong possibility of close contact and it is the members responsibility for their personal choices with regards to distancing and the wearing of masks.
If a member decides that wearing of a mask is preferred, then please do ensure that you bring your own mask, as whilst there is a small stock on the vessel, it is not guaranteed that a mask will be available on demand.
We would also remind all members and volunteers, that regular hand washing and sanitising is expected as this is a key mitigation in the potential spread of any disease.
Anyone who is unwell or has Covid19 symptoms is not allowed to sail. We would also like to remind you that if you have not had the vaccinations (i.e. You are NOT ’2 + 2’, you will be running a higher risk of contracting Covid.
We will continue to review the situation in line with Government guidance and adapt accordingly.
In memory of Mrs Audrey Kelso
A heartfelt thank you to the family for bringing our charity forward for donations in memory of Mrs Audrey Kelso, wife of the late Ray Kelso, one of the founders of Sailing for the Disabled.
After 37 years the charity is still going strong and we are very much aware that without Mr and Mrs Kelso the charity might not have existed. The wonderful story of how it all started is still at the first paragraph of our member’s handbook so it will not be forgotten.
We would like to thank all that made a donation to support our charity.
Disability Awareness Training
After a wet start to the day, (which thankfully was in the classroom), we spent the afternoon in a very sunny and hot Douglas marina on and around the boat. The new(ish) members got to see and practice with the equipment we may use to help our sailors if they require support.
Thank you to our newbies who have joined the charity and are willing to give their time. Thank you to ARC Learning who provide our DAT and make it fun. And thank you to our Yacht manager Bobby Moore who gave his afternoon to help, demonstrate and pass on tips!
A sad loss of a promissing sailor
It is with great sadness that we learnt of the unexpected loss of Cody Atzori.
Those who had the priviledge of meeting Cody on one of his sails with SftD will acknowledge what a promissing sailor he was. Enthusiastic, maybe not in words but certainly in his deeds. Open for all challenges en willing to learn. He will be sorely missed.
We would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to his parents Paolo en Liz and his brothers Hebe, Giacomo and Teo.
Lucky 100 Club winners June 2021
The lucky winners of the 100 Club prize draw of June are:
1st nr.28 Chris Wood £31.00
2nd nr.16 Richard Ulyatt £13.50
3rd nr.44 Captain Cowell £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, 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 from this website.