Thank you to everyone who has contacted us regarding it looking like Port Erin Commissioners trying to move us off the land behind the Cosy Nook which we currently use as a boat park and sail training area. Firstly to reassure everyone that 7th Wave has every intention of running all of our usual activities, kayak hire and RYA sail training courses in 2024.
We are absolutely not closing and I have sent my Expression of Interest to continue using this piece of land as a boatpark and sail training site as we have done for the last 18 years, in accordance with an agreement dating back to April 2006.
The first I learned about this was in a group email from the Commissioners. Apparently my licence to use the land ‘expired sometime during covid’ however the Commissioners have made no attempt to draw this to my attention when the licence came to expire or at any time since. Thus we find ourselves here, I have put in our application, now to wait and hope for a favourable outcome.
At least now we know how the weather looks, we can think about how best to adjust the sails…. In the meantime the anchor is firmly down in Port Erin. Sails will be up and the bay will be filled with boats, young people and laughter from May 2024.