• 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


100 Club winners April 2021

The lucky winners of the 100 Club prize draw of April 2021 are:

First prize       - Number 50  Margaret Brierley     £30.00
Second prize  - Number 61  Nicky Kelly               £13.00
Third prize     -  Number 40  Stephen Turner        £8.00

The 100 Club is a prize draw that helps to raise funds for your charity. We like to see 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 here.


Let's look forward to our next sail!


We’re looking forward to resuming sails as soon as the current Covid restrictions allow.

To our existing members-

During the lockdowns, have you been in touch with someone you know who’d like to come sailing with you? Read on!

To potential new members-

We’re issuing a friendly invitation to a ‘see how you like it sail’. It will last a couple of hours, ideally in pleasant weather during which you’ll see Douglas Bay from a different viewpoint and enjoy the experience.

Pride of Mann III will be crewed by a friendly team who’ll look after you and show you the ropes.

Then, if you like it, you can apply for membership which, for £10 a year, will enable you to come sailing with us as often as you wish, whenever there’s space on a planned sail.

To book a place on a sail, contact CREWMASTER via crewmaster@sftd-iom.com or 471222, mentioning if you’re new to Sailing for the Disabled.

You’ll be sure of a warm welcome, and something exciting & different to look forward to when we’re able to sail again.

P.S we can’t promise to see a pod of dolphins/mermaids but you may be lucky!

Membership renewal 01 April 2021-31 March 2022

Another year has flown buy. A strange year with lots of uncertenties, asking a lot of our patience. However, at Sailing for the Disabled we stay positive and we believe that a great year is lying ahead of us with lots of sailing opportunities. But first of all It’s time to pay your membership which runs from the 1st April 2021 till 31 March 2022. 

If you don't pay by Standing Order, please consider doing so. This saves you the effort paying each year and also saves our hardworking Membership Secretary  a considerable amount of time.                              The standing Order form is available HERE.

The membership fee is still set at a minimum of £10 but you can make any payment above if you want to make a donation to your charity.  

The address to send your completed Standing Order form, money or cheque to is: Monica Clark, 42 Wybourn Drive, Onchan, IM3 4AN

Postponement of all SFTD activities

As a result of Circuit break 2 lockdown beginning from midnight on 3rd March 2021, all planned activities are postponed with immediate effect. This includes all sails, training and social events. Keep an eye on this site and our Facebook page for news about our return to "normal service" which of course will rely on Government policy.
We wish everyone well for the coming 21days- and keep our fingers crossed for a fine summer of sailing ⛵.

Back on the water

Restarting our sailing schedule- January 2021

The IOM government has released details of the Circuit Break exit framework.

If the island achieves 21 days since community transmission of Covid19 since the last known case (12th January), the current planning assumes that the Release stage may be around 1st February 2021. This lifts all previous restrictions (except borders) on business and activities, and there is no advisory guidance for social distancing and face coverings as the risk to the community is very low. Some individuals may wish to continue with distancing and face covering and this is addressed in stage 4 of SFTD risk assessment.

The need for good hygiene practices and being vigilant for C19 symptoms remains.

www.Covid19.gov.im/general-information/exiting-circuit-break/        (Circuit break exit framework)


The next scheduled sail is on 10th February and hopefully we can return to “normal” sailing!

Carole Quayle

23rd January 2021.

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