• Some of the helpers at the bag pack Shoprite Port Erin

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Todays weather forecast

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Weather 10 sailing 2

Producing the November sailing statistics has been a breeze this month, not many figures to crunch or crew numbers to count all due to the courtesy of the  foul weather in November.

Ten sails were cancelled due to the adverse weather and only two short sails were completed, one for members and another for Ballacottier Rainbow group who had their first sail earlier in the month cancelled.

During the period September – November this year 19 sails have been cancelled due to the weather, let’s hope that things improve in the coming months.

The met office has decided to name the winter storms and so far we have had Abigail, Barney and Clodagh. Coming up next we have Desmond , Eva and then Frank, let’s hope they are not cantankerous.   

Make sure you don't miss this!

 What better way to kick of the New Year than with a fun social games night extraordinaire, which has a racing theme. It is to take place on Friday 22 January at Douglas Bay Yacht Club starting at 7pm.

Along with the fun there will be hot food served buffet style, a raffle and great company.

To book your ticket please contacts Gillian or Neil our brilliant social team who will be most pleased to reserve you your tickets.

They can be contacted by calling Gillian on 241349 or emailing  gillianlaou@manx.net or contacting Neil by calling 401811 or emailing neilsj@manx.net

And you will be wondering how much it’s going to cost; well they are  delighted to tell you that they have managed do it all for just £12 per ticket. Its amazing value and not too be missed.

If you receive any Christmas presents that you don't want please bring them along for the raffle.

Good progress made

A productive and harmonious Executive Committee meeting was held Thursday 19th November and good progress was made on a number of initiatives. These included:

  • Social to be held late January, details to follow shortly.
  • DBYC to be booked now to secure a December date for a Christmas social next year.
  • Roll of Fundraiser and Corporate responsibility to be split. 
  • Number of fundraising initiatives being planned for 2016 by Margaret Brierley.
  • Margaret to take on roll of Fundraiser.
  • Corporate sponsors to be managed by a sub team, who have already contacted several of our existing sponsors.
  • Corporate sponsor evening to be held 20 May 2016
  • New charity leaflets and posters to be produced.

The next committee meeting will be on Thursday 17th December.

I like it

For those of you old enough to remember it Gerry and the Pacemakers had a number one hit in 1963 with “I like it” which they followed up in the same year with another number 1 with “You’ll never walk alone”


                  I like it, I like it
                  I like the funny feeling being here with you
                 And I like it more with every day
                 And I like it always hearing you say
                 You're likin' it too, you're likin' it too

In 1963 the only web out there was the ones spiders made and your friends were people you liked and knew closely. How things have changed  and we now have people who like us who we have never met.  In October 2014 our Facebook site had 158 “Likes” which over the year with more FB users “Liking” we now have a count of 338.  It would be nice to end the year with us having 400 “Likes”.

So come on you FB users make us your number 1 by visiting our FB site and show us that “you like it” and we can ensure ”you’ll never sail alone”  


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