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Open Day come along

On Saturday 30th July between 1200 and 1700 Pride of Mann III will be open to the public for viewing and for people to meet some of our members. The Open Day is an opportunity for anyone interested in joining the charity to find out about what we do and the facilities offered on board POMII. It will be a chance to chat to some of our members with disabilities about the benefits and enjoyment they get from sailing.

It will also be an opportunity for people considering volunteering to help us at sea and also with fundraising and administration to see that’s involved.

POM III visits Able2Sail at Inverkip Scotland

 

POMII has just returned from a cruise to the Clyde where a visit to sister charity Able2Sail, who are based at Inverkip marina was made. Able2Sail are looking to replace their present Bavaria yacht and were keen to see POMII and the adaptions we have made to her.

Leaving Peel on the Friday we headed to Lamlash on Arran to spend the night before leaving early morning for Inverkip. On the way to Lamlash we enjoyed a fantstic hotpot prepared by Michelle, this was the start of our culinary delights we were to enjoy on the cruise.

On the Saturday their committee came along to view POMII and afterwards invited our crew to join them on their motor cruiser Jenny Rose for drinks and food. It was an opportunity to remake acquaintances with old friends and to meet new ones. Don Wilson one of our members and his wife Ann who were sailing in the Clyde on their own boat met us at Kip and joined us for the drinks.

On the Sunday some members of Able2Sail joined POMII for a sail in the Clyde in fresh conditions and positive feedback was received.

“ That certainly showed the benefits of the cockpit tent. We were very impressed with her both from the sailing point of view, the ease of sail handling, the instrumentation and the modifications you have made”

Leaving Inverkip we sailed to Rothesay on Butte where Sunday night was spent and it was then onto East Lough Tarbert for the Monday night, Tuesday was spent in Glenarm Northern Ireland and then back to Peel on the Wednesday.

On board we had eight members of the charity which included two who were new to cruising and one crew member who was doing their first cruise with SFTD. Despite the weather which on occasions was demanding all on board enjoyed the cruise and the comfort offered by our cockpit enclosure.   

Peter gets to Rushen

Peter Crebbin wearing number 282 in the Parish Walk, today got to his destination of Rushen in 4 hours 51 minutes 25 seconds. Peter was walking for SFTD and you can still sponsor him, just pop into the Co Op shop in Port Erin and let Peter know.

Well done Peter a grand performace and all of our Committee are proud of you and we look forward to seeing you on your next sail.

Corporate evening

On the evening of  Friday 17 June we were delighted to have the company of some of our Corporate sponsors and benefactors at our annual Corporate evening, which is held to let them know what we are doing and for us to say a big thank you for their support.

This year we held the event on board POMIII and also had small bistro style tables and chairs set up on the pontoon. Catering was provided by Oasis catering and our very capable secretary Gerry had arranged for the drinks and nibbles that were served. The guests met the Committee members and heard about the activites of the charity and were able to see the impressive POMIII. The evening was blest with fine weather but we did have an occasional gust of strong wind coming down the harbour to remind us of our sailing.   

Thanks to Gerry and Neil for organising the evening.

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