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The Isle of Man Yacht Club at Port St Mary will be running a shore based Day Skipper course commencing Wednesday 12th November. The course which is run by Rodger Clague runs for 20 weeks and is from 1900-2100 each Wednesday.
Its a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge and something that you can build on as you go forward with your sailing. Areas covered include navigation, safety, tides and many other useful subjects.
Places are limited to five and if you are interested or need more information please call Rodger on 327990 or email email@example.com
The nights are drawing and the course is also an opportunity to get out of the house on a Wednesday night rather than watching TV. You can always use Sky+ to record Coronation Street or your favourite prgramme.
The latest addition of the free newspaper for yachtsmen "All at sea" features an article written by Geoff Holt who we met at the boat show. The article details the disabled access boats that appeared at this years show, which included our new boat. You can view the article by clicking here.
To learn more about Geoff click here.
You all should have received either by email or post the information and voting papers for this years AGM which will take place next week on Thursday 30th October at 1930. The venue is the Manx Blind Welfare Society building Corrins Court. Its located at Heywood Avenue in Onchan, which can be reached via Hillberry road. See the picture for location.
Please make the effort to attend its your charity and its an opportunity to hear how the year has gone and for you to show your support.
If you havent received your pack please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call any of the commitee members.
Why not take some pictures when you go out on POM III and post them on our Facebook timeline ,or just leave a post saying how the sail went. Like us on Facebbok and help us build a following.
Pride of Mann III is fully in service and at your disposal for sails. Details about the sails available are posted in the sailing programme and Arne is ready to take your calls and deal with your emails. Its a great boat and if you haven't already visited her you should make time to go on a sail or have a static visit.
The lucky winners of the October 100 draw are listed below.
Why not join in the monthly draw it only costs £24 per year and half the money raised goes in prizes and the other 50% going towards the upkeep of our boat. Download a form now from our home page and send it to Liz Clague at email@example.com
The winners for October are:
1. Ruth McGeehan £30
2. Ray Mc Mullen £20
3. Eva Wisemark £10
It was a busy day in Peel on Saturday, with plenty of shoppers out and about at Shoprite, Derby Road and Shoprite, Michael Street. They were greeted by the Flag Day volunteers, Doug Pattie, Susan Corran, Helen Trimble, Roy and Val Limmer, Harry and Nadine Gordon, Linda McCauley, Doreen Kelly, Dorothy Flint, Midge Dunn, Irene Gardener, Tina Kelly and Ellie McCauley. Collecting buckets at the ready and with lots of chatting and good humour the generous people of Peel raised over £550 which is brlliant. Well done everyone and thanks for all the help. Dorothy took this great picture.
Congratulations to members Chris Hattersley,Paul Clucas and Andrew McGeehan who are part of the Island Special Olympic squad competing in Belgium . All three are medals winners Chris in cycling ,Paul in gymnastics and Andrew in swimming ; well done lads.
Also in the squad is former member Katie Dulson who was in the swimming .
We are pleased to announce that Pokerstars via their Helping Hands programme have agreed to become a sponsor of Sailing for the Disabled and will have their logo displayed on Pride of Mann III.
The Pokerstars headquarters, at the Douglas Bay complex on King Edward road, gives them a perfect location to see Pride of Mann III on her numerous sails across Douglas bay.
Their support is greatly appreciated and their donation will assist in enabling the charity in its operation in the coming year.
We would like to thank the following companies for their support in the supply of equipment used on Pride of Mann III.
- Bruntons Propellers
- Evac + Chair International
- Navionics UK
- Norwest Marine
- Ocean Safety
- Sartech Engineering