• 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


Rushen Silver Band supports SftD

A BIG thank you to the Rushen Silver Band for nominating our charity as the recipients of the retiring collection. We would like to thank your audience, and the band members, for their incredible generosity. It was a wonderful concert and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening’s entertainment.

But..... the full story starts in 2019!

‘The Rushen Silver Band were really delighted when Pride of Mann 3 hove into Fleshwick Bay ( we were en route to Northern Ireland) and dropped anchor, to listen to the "70 year Commemoration  concert being played on Fleshwick beach. At the end of the concert, Ade spoke to them using the Loudhailer ( fun!!) to say "this is Sailing for the Disabled, "Pride of Mann 3 " and  tell them how much we crew had enjoyed the concert, as we all clapped and cheered. Then we  upped anchor and sailed away into the blue horizon.......’

Ade wasn't even sure if they had managed to hear their call, but they did! Which resulted in the lovely photograph at the top of their Facebook page and very likely also to this nomination!

Pride of Man III update - Sailing Suspended

Whilst Pride of Man III was Whitehaven in December and January, we had a formal survey of the rigging undertaken by a marine surveyor, we have now received his report. Certain significant deficiencies were noted in the report meaning that all of the standing rigging (stainless steel wires on the mast) need to be replaced. Until this work is completed it is the view of the Yacht Manager, Bobby Moore, that the rigging constitutes a significant safety risk as any failure whist sailing would result in the loss of the mast, a very dangerous situation. As a result, the committee has made the difficult decision to suspend all sailing until the rigging is replaced. We are in urgent discussions with Whitehaven and date of late February or early March to get the work completed looks likely at the moment as this firms up we will keep you informed via the usual channels. The work will only take a few days but is weather dependent. This is very disappointing but as a safety matter there is no choice.

 Static Training is able to continue whilst the Pride of Man III is on the Island.  Keep an eye on the website, Facebook and sailing programme for updates.

Passing of Mr Adrian Earnshaw

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death on Saturday 15th January 2022, of our former Comittee member Mr Adrian Earnshaw.

The Commitee extend their deepest condolences to Mr Earnshaw’s family and friends.

First 100 Club winners of 2022

The lucky winners of the 100 Club prize draw of January 2022 are:

First prize      - Number 73   Robert Killip        £33
Second prize - Number 38   Rodger Clagu     £15
Third prize     - Number 65   Paul Atkinson     £8


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!
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 here

Pride of Man III and Training

Good News!

 Pride of Man III (“POM”) will return from Whitehaven Saturday 15 January 2022. POM will be based in Peel for the time being whilst the dredging works continue in Douglas, this work is dependent on weather and tides so we have no estimate of when the boat will return to Douglas at the moment. We will provide an update once we know. 

We have a training period planned as soon as the boat returns and this is now on the sailing schedule on the website. This training is open to both enabled sailors and crew. This will consist of both sails, tide and weather permitting plus training on POM in the Marina (dry training). 

We are looking for all crew to drive their own training and competency. This can be though these training sessions or though scheduled sails and just asking to be shown things with which you are not familiar.

We are able to get a 10% discount on RYA courses at a training school on the Clyde to undertake RYA qualifications. This is a fantastic way to progress as you will spend 5 days sailing and learning.

Support for training is available through our training officer Richard Wild crewtraining@sftd-IOM.com or 07624 281001.

We are planning a Disability Awareness Course (“DAT”) which is mandatory for all crew, if you have not attended please contact Carole Qualye carolequale@gmail.com to express interest and you will be notified of the course. The course is a full day on a Saturday, the morning is classroom based and the afternoon is on POM iii.

We will be adding regular sails to the website shortly. To book any of the training sails or regular sails please contact the Crewmaster (Chris Wood) crewmaster@sftd--iom.com.

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