• 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


RYA Shore based courses

At the IOM College the RYA shore based courses start again in September.

Coastal skipper Mondays 22 weeks.

Day skipper Wednesdays 22 weeks.

All enquiries to UMC IOM College.

Congratulations to the 100 Club winners of July

First prize:        Nr 41 - Mark Buttery     £30
Second prize:   Nr 39 - Phil Manton      £12.50
Third prize:       Nr 43 - Mark Buttery    £7.50

A double win for Mark. Congratulations!

That could happen to you too when you join our 100 Club. We are still hoping for more new members to help boost SFTD funds AND to increase the prize money. Please join or give a friend a membership of the 100 club as a birthday present. You don’t have to be a member of SFTD to join the 100 Club ! 

Final update of the SOP

Recently we have had some lovely sails with a limited number of people on board. As the Isle of Man continues to remain Covid-19 free, we have decided that the number of persons on any sail is no longer limited to 6. The number of people on board will be at the discretion of each skipper. However, there may be members who remain uncomfortable sailing without social distancing. For these people, we will still offer the opportunity to sail with a maximum of 4 persons and social distancing of 1 metre. Individual members must carefully consider what their own needs are re the above and, importantly, make them known to the Crewmaster and/or to the Skipper when requesting to join a sail.

We hope to see you all on board soon!

Download the latest SOP here.

Download the Risk assessment post Covid-19 here.

We are sailing!

The last info on our website states it is recommended that we stay in Stage 3 until the next committee meeting 15th July, meaning a maximum of 4 people on board. Meanwhile the SOP mentions stage 3 will remain until the end of June. With no requirement for social distancing we feel that we can proceed to stage 4.

We recognise that we need to be sensitive to those who may still be uneasy to sail without social distancing.

 Instead of waiting until the next committee meeting we decided to amend the SOP and remove social distancing with immediate effect and re-introduce on specific sails if a particular member(s) has concerns or a vulnerable person wants to sail. See amended SOP attached.

A number of sails have now been put on the programme with more than 4 people but if you prefer a sail with a maximum of 4, please let the crewmaster or skipper of the particular day know.

The Risk assessment post Covid 19 can be downloaded here.

The amended SOP can be downloaded here.

Nearly there folks!

Following last nights’ committee meeting, we are now closer to starting sailing again.

A sub-committee of Anthony, Richard and Carole have been meeting to plan the safest way to get our sailing programme up and running again. We have developed a comprehensive and thorough risk assessment and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) which can be read using the links below. Every member needs to be familiar with the SOP so they know what is expected of them when taking part in a sail in order maintain the strict and enhanced hygiene rules, caring for themselves and their fellow sailors.

Link to risk assessment post Covid19

Link to SOP

For the next 3-4 weeks we will be at Stage 3 of the risk assessment, Richard (training officer) is planning re-familiarisation short sails (up to 4hrs) with a maximum of 4 persons on board, 3 crew and 1 enabled sailor. This will refresh our skills and allow for members who wish to continue to socially distance up to 1 metre to do so.

This stage will be reviewed at the next committee meeting on 15th July, 2020, when we should be able to progress to Stage 4 of the risk assessment if the local Covid-19 situation remains stable. Stage 4 allows for up to 6 persons on board.

Keep an eye on this site and our Facebook page to follow our progress- we are all looking forward to sailing with you on our beautiful boat again!

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