• David & Roy

  • 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

News

Pride of Mann III Returns

After a frustrating period in which Pride of Mann III (“POM”) has been waiting for repairs, she will finally be back on the Island Sunday 1 May fully repaired. This is great because we can all get back to what we love, going out sailing and the weather should be on our side now as well. POM will be back on her usual birth in Douglas.

 

The sailing schedule has been updated to 30 June and there are lots of sails on there for you to come and join. There are plenty of ways to book sails: via email crewmaster@sftd-iom.com , via phone 471222, Text and WhatsApp. If you see our Crewmaster Chris Wood, he will even take bookings in person! We are trying to make it nice and easy.

 

There are some training sails scheduled these are open to everyone but the focus is on crew development,

 

Keep an eye on the sailing schedule on the website as it will be updated on an ongoing basis.

 

Champing at the bit to get back on board

We are all champing at the bit to get back on board Pride of Mann III and we hope so are you!

Depending on the weather we expect to be able to collect her at the end of this week, so keep an eye on the sailing program and get in touch with the Crewmaster to book a sail. (Tel. 471222 or crewmaster@sftd-iom.com)

With dredging works of Douglas harbour still continuing, the boat will be moored in Peel harbour until further notice.  

Conversion of Charity

The conversion to a company limited by guarantee and transfer to a new charity was due to have taken place on 1 April 2022. We have been making every effort to meet this deadline but for reasons entirely outside of our control we do not have all the requirements in place to meet this deadline. Significant progress has been made already,  having obtained an Attorney Generals Licence to dispense with the word “limited” from the company name, incorporated the company and progressed the charity application. We still plan to convert during 2022 and are working to replan whilst still progressing the requirements.

We will update members as soon as we have more specific information. This is very disappointing, but we believe the conversion can be completed well in advance of the charities’ 2022 AGM in the early autumn.

100 Club winners March

Winners of the 100 Club prize draw March 2022 are:

FIRST PRIZE       number 12   Sir Miles Walker    £33
SECOND PRIZE  number  9    Jude Starkey         £15
THIRD PRIZE      number 31    Mike Quirk            £8

The 100 Club is a prize draw that helps to raise funds for your charity. 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. A very good chance of winning and recuperating their subscription. Application forms can be downloaded here.

Membership renewal

Another year has flown buy. Maybe  not exactly the year we were hoping for. Our patience has been tested again and again. At the moment we are waiting for the boat to go to Whitehaven for necessary maintenance. Unfortunally both the weather and access problems at Whitehaven Marina are not working in our favour.

However, we believe a great year is lying ahead of us with lots of sailing opportunities. So please pay your membership which runs from the 1st April 2022 till 31 March 2023. 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.

Our 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: Mrs Gerry Morley, Woodvale Bradda Road, Port Erin, IM9 6QA

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