• 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


Champing at the bit to get back on board

We are all champing at the bit to get back on board Pride of Mann III and we hope so are you!

Depending on the weather we expect to be able to collect her at the end of this week, so keep an eye on the sailing program and get in touch with the Crewmaster to book a sail. (Tel. 471222 or crewmaster@sftd-iom.com)

With dredging works of Douglas harbour still continuing, the boat will be moored in Peel harbour until further notice.  

Conversion of Charity

The conversion to a company limited by guarantee and transfer to a new charity was due to have taken place on 1 April 2022. We have been making every effort to meet this deadline but for reasons entirely outside of our control we do not have all the requirements in place to meet this deadline. Significant progress has been made already,  having obtained an Attorney Generals Licence to dispense with the word “limited” from the company name, incorporated the company and progressed the charity application. We still plan to convert during 2022 and are working to replan whilst still progressing the requirements.

We will update members as soon as we have more specific information. This is very disappointing, but we believe the conversion can be completed well in advance of the charities’ 2022 AGM in the early autumn.

100 Club winners March

Winners of the 100 Club prize draw March 2022 are:

FIRST PRIZE       number 12   Sir Miles Walker    £33
SECOND PRIZE  number  9    Jude Starkey         £15
THIRD PRIZE      number 31    Mike Quirk            £8

The 100 Club is a prize draw that helps to raise funds for your charity. 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. A very good chance of winning and recuperating their subscription. Application forms can be downloaded here.

Membership renewal

Another year has flown buy. Maybe  not exactly the year we were hoping for. Our patience has been tested again and again. At the moment we are waiting for the boat to go to Whitehaven for necessary maintenance. Unfortunally both the weather and access problems at Whitehaven Marina are not working in our favour.

However, we believe a great year is lying ahead of us with lots of sailing opportunities. So please pay your membership which runs from the 1st April 2022 till 31 March 2023. 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.

Our 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: Mrs Gerry Morley, Woodvale Bradda Road, Port Erin, IM9 6QA

Pride of Mann III - Rigging Repairs update

We are still waiting to take Pride of Mann III to Whitehaven to have the standing rigging (stainless steel wire rigging) replaced. We had been waiting for a window in the weather but now the lock gate to enter Whitehaven Marina has a fault and it is not anticipated to be repaired until 14 March. Once the gate is repaired we will take the boat over as quickly as possible but it is dependent on weather, tides and availability of suitable crew. However, the good news is it may be possible for the crew to stay with the boat and bring it straight back after the repairs are done. This will mean we get the boat back in service quicker.
We will keep you updated via Facebook and the website.
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