• 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


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

Postponement of all SFTD activities

As a result of Circuit break 2 lockdown beginning from midnight on 3rd March 2021, all planned activities are postponed with immediate effect. This includes all sails, training and social events. Keep an eye on this site and our Facebook page for news about our return to "normal service" which of course will rely on Government policy.
We wish everyone well for the coming 21days- and keep our fingers crossed for a fine summer of sailing ⛵.

Back on the water

Restarting our sailing schedule- January 2021

The IOM government has released details of the Circuit Break exit framework.

If the island achieves 21 days since community transmission of Covid19 since the last known case (12th January), the current planning assumes that the Release stage may be around 1st February 2021. This lifts all previous restrictions (except borders) on business and activities, and there is no advisory guidance for social distancing and face coverings as the risk to the community is very low. Some individuals may wish to continue with distancing and face covering and this is addressed in stage 4 of SFTD risk assessment.

The need for good hygiene practices and being vigilant for C19 symptoms remains.

www.Covid19.gov.im/general-information/exiting-circuit-break/        (Circuit break exit framework)


The next scheduled sail is on 10th February and hopefully we can return to “normal” sailing!

Carole Quayle

23rd January 2021.

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!


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