• Chicken Rock Lighthouse

  • 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.

  • We loved our cruise to Scotland

  • Peel Clothworkers primary school pay their first visit

  • Visitors to our waters


Passing of Mr Frank Bray

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the sudden death of Mr Frank Bray. Frank was a long standing and very enthusiastic member of Sailing for the Disabled. Having membership number 22 shows he has been with the charity from very early days. Frank was a very kind and gentle man, known by many as the man with the silly jokes, He will be missed.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends. 

Due to Covid restrictions, a private funeral service will be held.

Sailing update

We’ve now rescheduled sails in the expectation of Lockdown ceasing by the end of January and look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Pride of Mann III.

You’ll see there are five sails in February to enjoy. Let me know which one is good for you? 

For new recruits who’ve recently had a ‘taster’ sail we’re hoping each of you will join one of the February short sails to gain experience on it! Which one is convenient for you? Just let me know and I’ll book you on it.

If Lockdown is continued we’ll roll forward the schedule into March.

Something to look forward to from SFTD!


Covid-19 lockdown

Hi Everyone

 As you will have heard, the Government have announced that we are to start a full lock down for a 21 day period starting at 00:01 on Thursday morning.  This grace period is primarily to allow people to organise work, social and family matters prior to what is hoped will be an effective ‘fire break’ to address the recent Covid 19 outbreak on the Island.

 The Committee has considered the position and agreed that all planned SFTD activities (sails, meetings) should be suspended until after the period of the lock down, dependent of course, on ongoing advice and announcements from the Government.  Where activities can be carried out using technology e.g. Zoom meetings, then we can explore whether these offer a practical option to keep the work of the charity moving forward.

 Whilst this terrible disease continues to cause so much disruption, heartache, hardship and sadness, we can agree that this decisive action by the Government will at least give us a chance to return to a form of normality, sooner, rather than later.

 Take care, and keep safe. 


In memory of Captain Frank Ravenscroft

A heartfelt thank you to the family for bringing our charity forward for donations in memory of the late Captain Frank Ravenscroft. 

We would like to thank all that made a donation to support our charity.



Sailing for the Disabled is inviting you to our Winter Social on Saturday 6th February 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

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