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News

Todays weather forecast

Click here to see todays weather forecast for Isle of Man waters.

To download the 24 hour forecast click here.

To download the five day shipping forecast click here.

                     To see the latest IOM weather forecast click here.

                     To see the tide times for Douglas click here.

New boarding ramp

Funded by the Lowe Charitable Trust a new boarding ramp which will be used at our home berth is being manufactured on the Island by Macro Metal Services. The new ramp will have hand rails which will give a greater sense of  security and which will assist many members who use it. In addition it will be slightly wider to make life easier when bringing wheelchairs on board. 

The present ramp will be retained and used when we visit other ports.

Our heartfelt gratitude to the Lowe Charitable Trust for their continued support of our charity.

Last few clothing items at discounted prices

Last few sale items

This is an amazing opportunity to purchase surplus SFTD merchandise at a knock down price.

 Specially produced for the Southampton Boat Show and worn by our extremely famous local Skippers/crew members, the remaining stock is available to purchase at knock down prices. Hurry as stock is very limited. Phone Sue on her answerphone 672702 to secure your purchase:-

  •  2   Large red short-sleeved Polo Shirts at £5.00 each
  • 2   Large black Storm Dry Jackets £10 each.

We also have a range of other clothing including baseball hats, fleeces, and polo shirts that can be produced to order.  

May social event

On the Friday  1st  May a social evening for members will be held at the Douglas Bay Yacht Club to kick off the summer sailing and cruising season. Its an opportunity for members new and old to get together for a chat and a bite of food to eat. Hear about the cruises and other sails that are planned during May to September. Its an opportunity to put names to faces and for you to find out more about your charity.

Get this in your diaries and make sure you let other members know its on.

Details on how to obtain your tickets will be provided later.

In addition to this event the Committee are looking to organise another social event in Laxey during August.

Thanks from Terry as Chairman

Hello everyone, 

This is a heartfelt thank you to Ian for all his hard work he has put into SFTD. He is a very popular and valued member of the charity and as Chairman he led us well, had the knack of keeping everyone on board, kept all up to speed and worked well with Skippers and Mates well done Ian. 

Hoping we can carry on with the good work that has been done, but more help and support is needed I am sure we will get there somehow.

Yours in Sailing

 Terry Hopkins Chairman

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