• David & Roy

  • 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



We are very pleased to let you know we are invited to do a bag pack in the BIG Shoprite in Douglas. Cancel all skiing trips and Carribean cruises, as lots of Volunteers are needed to help with this extra Bag Pack at the Victoria Road Shoprite, Douglas on Saturday 8th February. 

As well as raising funds to keep our fantastic yacht  Pride of Mann III sailing, bag packs also help to raise awareness of the charity. 
Please contact Adrienne on 466514 if you could possibly spare an hour or two to help with bag packing or talking to customers and give information about SFTD.


First Aid course for all crew members

Saturday 1 February Isle of Man Yacht Club, Port St Mary is having a First Aid Course, which is open to all members of Sailing for the Disabled. The course starts at 09.30 am. 

Your First Aid Ticket is valid for 3 years, so check the date if you have a current ticket. The years go by faster than you think! 

Candidates can contact Wendy Hill from IOM YC directly via email wendyhill@manx.net, 

Disability Awareness Training

Good afternoon all!
The next planned training day for SFTD Disability Awareness training will be on Sunday 8th March 2020, 1000-1600hrs, and it will take place at ARC Learning in Tromode and on the boat POM III in Douglas marina. (more details to follow nearer the day)

It is important that new members to our charity complete this training in order to provide safe and appropriate care for our enabled sailors, and it will enhance confidence in helping us to provide memorable and enjoyable sailing experiences for those who join us on POM III.
The training is also open to any experienced crew who would like to update their knowledge and skills as this day is quite different from the previous RYA-based course.
Some of you will be aware that we had to postpone the last training day in December due to lack of numbers, so please try to attend. Looking forward to hearing from you via email, sms, WhatsApp or even a call if you have any questions!

Kind regards,

Carole Quayle
SFTD DAT co-ordinator
Mobile: 480652
E mail: carolequayle@gmail.com

Todays weather forecast

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Passing of Mr David Peter Killey

It is with great sadness that we learned of the recent passing of our member David Killey on 2nd December 2019.
David was a stalwart of the charity, and during his time as Chairman, was the inspiration and driving force behind the purchase of POM III.  There were many others who supported and implemented the purchase, but it was David who was the initial instigator behind the move to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the charity via the replacement of our main vessel.  
For my part, I feel honoured to have known and worked with David during my time as Treasurer.  His calm, measured approach to the most raucous of meetings said much about the man, and I will mourn his passing.  
In recent weeks our Committee had instigated an initiative to mark the many years of service he had given to the charity, and had purchased a framed photo of POM III.  Sadly we were too late to present this to David.  In David’s memory we have presented the photo to David’s wife Kath.  David was in our thoughts towards the end, and will hold a place in our affections for a long time to come.
Rest in Peace
The funeral service will take place Wednesday 18th December,  11.00 am at St Anthony's church, Onchan. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if wished to either Sailing for the Disabled or Manx Blind Welfare Society.
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