• 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


MOANA JR musical

We are extremely grateful to LMS Partners putting our name forward as the beneficiary of the final night collection after Disney's Moana JR musical at the Gaiety  Theatre. The audience were very generous and we received £172.99 in donations. This is an astonishing number considering the challenges that households are facing, and the fact that this was a childrens production, right at the end of the half-term period.

The costs incurred in providing the services to our members are challenging, and the receipt of the funds from the collection will help with the day-to-day running of the vessel.

 A big thank you to all supporters and our collecting volunteers.

Passing of David Robert Jones

A heartfelt thank you to the family for bringing our charity forward for donations in memory of David. He will be remembered as an ethusiastic sailor and his company was appreciated by many fellow sailors.

Our thoughts are with his wife Susan, family and friends

Covid 19 Recomendations - update October 2022.


 1 If you have any Covid symptoms, please do not come sailing- stay at home and consider doing a lateral flow test.

2 When on the boat, remember that frequent handwashing remains good practice. We are still providing goodly amounts of handwash & sanitiser for you!

3 Face masks are still available on the boat for those that chose to wear them.

4 And of course, we wil continue to respect the choices of our fellow crew when " staying  safe".


Any future changes to this advice will be posted here when necessary.


4th October 2022.

Charity Conversion and Structure

On 1 July 2022 after nearly 12 months of work your charity successfully converted to a Company limited by guarantee and all memberships, assets and liabilities transferred to the new charity. This is a great step in the development of your Charity.  The new charity is also called Sailing for the Disabled, and the old charity will be dissolved following the AGM in November 2022. This is an administrative change and should make no difference to most members.

With the conversion, the structure of the charity was developed to meet the new legal form. The diagrame explains the new structure.

The Board comprises of a Chairman, Vice-Charman, Treasurer and Secretary. The Board is responsible for the overall management of your charity. They then appoint three committees to deal with operational matters. Each committee is led by a Board member and provides the reporting link back to the committees. The committee have delegated authority from the Board to deal with their field and significant matters will be referred to the Board for approval.

The current Board members responsible for the committees are:-

Andrew Evans – Sailing Committee

Paul Atkinson – Fundraising Committee

Carole Quayle – Engagement Committee

Members have been approached to join these committees and the committees have started activity. We would welcome contact from members interested in joining any of the committees.

2022 AGM Wednesday 2 November 2022 at 7.30PM

The 2022 AGM will take place Wednesday 2 November 2022 a notice has been sent to all members today where we hold an email address, if you have not received the email please contact the secretary secretary@sftd-iom.com.


The Sailing for the Disabled AGM is being held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 2 November 2022 at Sight Matters, Corrin Court, Heywood Avenue, Onchan, IM3 3AP

The AGM is later than usual this year as we had to amend the accounting year end from 31 March to 30 June to allow for the conversion. The year end will revert to 31 March for 2023 onwards. 


This years AGM  will be split into two halves as we have to hold an AGM for the "old" charity and the "new" charity. This should not lenthen the meeting signficantly as most matter will be dealt with in one meeting or the other and not both. Full notification of the meeting and agends will be sent out 19 October 2022. It is our intenton to dissolve the old charity folloing the AGM.  


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