It is with sadness that the Charity heard of the passing of one of our former Chairman, David McWilliams.
Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
Join us Saturday 12 December on our Coffee morning from 11am-2pm on board POMIII in Douglas harbour.
Open to all members and friends of the charity. Great raffle, tickets available on board.
All donations of cakes will be very welcome!
Take a break from the Christmas shopping and come and enjoy catching up with friends.
Saturday 28 November we have a bucket collection at Shoprite in Ramsey from 09:30 till 16:00. If you have an hour or so to spare to help Ade manning the display, giving out leaflets or just chat about our wonderful charity, please get in touch with Ade (466514)
At the end of 2019 Sailing for the Disabled received the rather surpricing message that the founder of a UK based charity similar to ours, had the intention to donate their yacht and assets. The reason behind it was quite sad as they were going through the process of winding down the charity. The donating charity Solway Adventure Sailing Club chose us because it was our charity that inspired them to initially set up the charity.
Unfortunately we are unable to run two boats and we had to decide to put "Solway Adventurer" up for sale.The yacht will be sold by sealed bid. The Terms of Sale for anybody interested can be found here.
After the all important AGM we had a lovely celebration, handing over last year’s introduced Sailing for the Disabled Endeavour Award. As previously mentioned, we have many committed members that deserve a big 'Thank you' for all they have done and this year’s winner is definitely one of them. Monica Clark has been, though a non sailing member, one of our most active members for decades. She has been Secretary for years but most people will know her as our dedicated Membership Secretary. Besides her official role she is always there to give advice or a helping hand. Her contribution has been and still is exceptional. Monica will have the award in her possession for a year. A smaller copy was handed over for Monica to keep. The award has been made by the Manx Workshop for the Disabled.
Congratulations Monica, very well deserved.