• 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


Pride of Mann III

Every two years Pride of Man III is taken away for routine maintenance and repairs. This is now due and the opportunity has arisen to take the boat to Whitehaven on Monday 22 November to be lifted out and the work undertaken. The work is expected to take two weeks and includes painting below the waterline, gel coat repairs and engine maintenance.  There then needs to be  a weather window and a skipper and crew avialable to bring her back. As soon as POM III is back we will restart the sailing program keep an eye on the website and facebook. 


 Disability Awareness Training Saturday 15 January 2022

***This course has been postponed untl Saturday 15 January 2022** 

The disability awareness training takes place over a full weekend day (1000h-1600hrs) and is delivered by a local training company, ARC Learning Ltd, who are based in Tromode, Douglas. The first part of the day is classroom-based, and the afternoon gives the opportunity for practical exercises on the boat. Some  aspects are covered in the new crew training and can be taught by our skippers on board POM III during static sessions and scheduled sails.

It is the wish of the charity that all crew undertake this training in order to fully meet the needs of our disabled sailors.

 Aims of the training.

  • To demonstrate how to facilitate inclusivity of people with disabilities
  • To give practical knowledge and advice  to facilitate the above.
  • To demonstrate how to work alongside people of all abilites


 Attenders will be aware of and demonstrate knowledge of:

  • The needs of disabled adults & children
  • Improved communication skills
  • A better understanding of disability and its’ challenges in a sailing environment.

The date of the training is Saturday 27th November 2021, and places are limited to 8 people .

To book your place, please contact Carole Quayle via carolequayle@gmail.com. asap as places fill up quickly.


100 Club Winners

First prize - Monica Clark.    £33
Second prize - Arne Dahn.     £15
Third prize - Richard Ullyatt.  £10

First prize - Carole Quale.   £33
Second prize - Alan Young.     £15
Third prize - Mark Buttery.   £10


We are always looking for new people to join our 100 club. It is a great way to support the charity and have some fun at the same time. If you are intrestested in joining follow the link from the homepage on the SFTD website.



New Committee

Following the recent AGM here are details of the charity committee for 2021-2022 


Paul Atkinson


Carole Quayle


Andrew Evans


Chris Wood







Richard Wild

Neil Johnson

Anthony Charnley

Bobby Moore

Peter Crebbin

Gerry Morley

 At an Executive Committee Meeting on 27 October 2021 Bobby Moore was co-opted onto the committee. The contact details of the website have been updated to reflect the changes. 


AGM to be held at 07.30 pm on Thursday 7 October 2021 at Manx Blind Welfare Society

Nomination forms for election of the new Committee were circulated last month. Details of the nominations can be downloaded here.  Details of the proposed changes to the Constitution and Vessel Code of Practice can be downloaded here. If you are unable to attend the meeting and wish to vote by post, please complete the attached Postal Voting forms.   This should be returned to the Secretary, Sailing for the Disabled, Woodvale Bradda Road, Port Erin, IM9 6QA before 12.00 noon on Wednesday 6th October 2021.  Votes received after this time will not be accepted. 
Also the Minutes of the AGM 2020  and the Agenda can be downloaded. Any questions to be raised under “Matters Arising” or “Any other business” must be notified in writing or by email to the Secretary no later than 12 noon, Thursday 30th September 2021.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, would you please let the Secretary know by e-mail via secretary@sftd-iom.com or by post.

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