• 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


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

100 Club winners April 2021

The lucky winners of the 100 Club prize draw of April 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.


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!

Membership renewal 01 April 2021-31 March 2022

Another year has flown buy. A strange year with lots of uncertenties, asking a lot of our patience. However, at Sailing for the Disabled we stay positive and we believe that a great year is lying ahead of us with lots of sailing opportunities. But first of all It’s time to pay your membership which runs from the 1st April 2021 till 31 March 2022. 

If you don't pay by Standing Order, please consider doing so. This saves you the effort paying each year and also saves our hardworking Membership Secretary  a considerable amount of time.                              The standing Order form is available HERE.

The membership fee is still set at a minimum of £10 but you can make any payment above if you want to make a donation to your charity.  

The address to send your completed Standing Order form, money or cheque to is: Monica Clark, 42 Wybourn Drive, Onchan, IM3 4AN

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