After a wet start to the day, (which thankfully was in the classroom), we spent the afternoon in a very sunny and hot Douglas marina on and around the boat. The new(ish) members got to see and practice with the equipment we may use to help our sailors if they require support.
Thank you to our newbies who have joined the charity and are willing to give their time. Thank you to ARC Learning who provide our DAT and make it fun. And thank you to our Yacht manager Bobby Moore who gave his afternoon to help, demonstrate and pass on tips!
It is with great sadness that we learnt of the unexpected loss of Cody Atzori.
Those who had the priviledge of meeting Cody on one of his sails with SftD will acknowledge what a promissing sailor he was. Enthusiastic, maybe not in words but certainly in his deeds. Open for all challenges en willing to learn. He will be sorely missed.
We would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to his parents Paolo en Liz and his brothers Hebe, Giacomo and Teo.
The lucky winners of the 100 Club prize draw of June are:
1st nr.28 Chris Wood £31.00
2nd nr.16 Richard Ulyatt £13.50
3rd nr.44 Captain Cowell £7.50
The 100 Club is a prize draw that helps to raise funds for your charity. We need 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 from this website.
1st prize - Nr.25 Sir Miles Walker £30
2nd prize - Nr.16 Richard Ullyatt £13.50
3rd prize - Nr.56 Karen Leiserach £8.50
The 100 club is set up to help with funding needed to keep our Sailing for the Disabled boat afloat. A prize draw is held towards the end of each month. If there were 100 members then the prizes awarded each month would be: First prize £50, Second prize £30, Third prize £20 and £ 1,200 added to funds.
Please consider joining the 100 club and encourage your family, friends and sponsors to become members. Application forms can be downloaded from the website, or obtained from committee members. Some forms are also available on the boat.
Would you like to support your charity and become part of the 100 Club then simply download the application form here.
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.