Ramsey Harbour

A warm welcome to our club.

We are situated in Ramsey Bay in the north of the Isle of Man and provide facilities for both offshore and dinghy sailors at our recently modernised clubhouse.

In addition to an active cruising fleet operating from Ramsey Harbour we have several dinghy fleets and an active RYA Approved training section.

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Latest News

Bourne Plaice Winter Dinghy Series 2014/2015

Manx Sailing & Cruising Club are pleased to announce that once again the Manx Utilities Authority are allowing us to use West Baldwin Reservoir to hold our Winter Dinghy Series.

Weather permitting the first race of the ‘Bourne Plaice Winter Series’ will start at 10.00am on Sunday 2 November and every Sunday morning through November to the end of March 2015. Sailing Instructions2014/2015 and Sailing Area.

As part of the Conditions for Sailing on West Baldwin Reservoir (MSCC) 2014 with the Manx Utilities Authority all boats must be cleaned, this will be carried out on Saturday 1 November from 10.00 through to 14.00, though cleaning solution will also be available on Sunday morning before racing.

The charge for the entire series will be £35.00 for Adults, £20.00 for Juniors and a nominal fee for occasional sailors.

Many thanks to Mike Pridham, Manx Utilities Authority and Rob Cowell of Bourne Plaice Limited, our sponsors for the season.

Annual Dinner & Prizegiving 2014

For full details and a copy of the Annual Dinner form please go to the ‘Social’ drop down and choose the Annual Dinner option.

Barts Bash – 21 September 2014

We have decided not to hold a Barts Bash event due to the need for 25 boats to participate for our club to be included in the numbers for the Guinness World Record.  Instead if any members wish to be part of this record attempt please sign-up to IOM Yacht Club venue on the Barts Bash website (this link).

IOM Copiers IOM Dinghy Championships 2014


This write-up was very kindly done by Andrew Dean.

It was the Manx Sailing and Cruising Club’s turn to host the IOM Copiers IOM Dinghy Championships this year and the weather played more than its usual bag of tricks for the 15 boats competing.  The schedule was for six races between the Saturday and Sunday but wind changes allowed just two on the Sunday despite the excellent efforts of the race team headed by Keith Poole.

Race 1 was very windy with many capsizes including race winner Angus Jolly in the exciting RS100, second went to Phil Hardisty and Ciara Kaneen in one of four RS200’s competing. They had just returned from the Lake Garda RS Eurocup and had clearly learnt from the experience.  This result set a pattern of a close battle between Hardisty/Kaneen and Jolly with the rest of the fleet fighting for 3rd, and what a contest that proved to be.  Third in this race was taken by RS200 newcomers James Kelly and Luke Collins who enjoyed the wild water, 4th being taken by father and daughter combo Dave and Emily Batchelor in another RS200 .  Remarkably all starters managed to finish.

Race 2 saw a wind moderation but the same 1/2 result with James Walker sailing his Olympic class Laser in to 3rd .  This time the course was a triangle giving windy reaches for the fleet to enjoy.

A quieter P-shaped course Race 3 saw Phil and Ciara win from Angus, with Dave and Emily notching up their best result of 3rd.  In the meantime Simon Pressly in another Laser was notching up two fourths.

Overnight the leaders were calculating all sorts of scenarios, whilst watching carefully the weather forecasts which were to yield only an approximation of what was to come.

Sunday dawned a pleasant day unless you were trying to compete in the champs. The forecast had suggested wind NW backing gradually SE, moderate, but only the first and last bits happened.  On launching the wind was indeed NW light but immediately disappeared, then like a switch became SE light.  Keith set us off with little delay but the wind died during the race and it was a struggle to finish.  Phil and Ciara crept through to pip Gus in the front fight and junior Ben Batchelor secured 3rd in the junior section, putting together a brilliant regatta for this promising lad who had just finished 3rd at the RS Tera Nationals at Derwent.  Veteran Andrew Dean with daughter Katie Kneale in the RS200 notched up their best result with a scratchy 4th.

Drifting around for a while waiting for the wind meant only one more race, the Decider since Phil and Gus were tied.  The SE wind filled in suddenly but poor Gus had to yield to Phil and Ciara who had great ability to get the 200 to really plane downwind in the gusty conditions.

Recent past champ Mike Pridham (Sunday only) shared 3rd with young Ben but Simon snatched 2nd and therefore 3rd overall.  Junior Mathew Perry in the other Tera Pro took another 5th to secure an excellent 9th overall, second junior to Ben who is worryingly quick and fearless.

A great regatta with winners Phil and Ciara and second again for Gus.  Only 4 points separated 3rd to 8th so well done Simon who is off to the Laser Masters.

Keith Poole and Neil Rawlinson made a great job of OOD and extra thanks must go to Kev Christian OBE and the Lifeboat team and Juan Hendy and friends for the Safety boats.  Of course the finale was the Wonderful Regatta Tea and Bass Red Triangle.

For full results and more pictures please follow the link at the bottom of this page to Facebook.

IOM Copiers Isle of Man Dinghy Championships 2014

Manx Sailing & Cruising Club are pleased to announce that the IOM Copiers Isle of Man Dinghy Championships will be held on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August in Ramsey Bay.

This is a two day event with three races held ‘back to back’ on each day with racing commencing at 13.00 on Saturday and 13.30 on Sunday.

Please click on this link for a copy of the sailing instructions - IOMDinghyChampionships2014-SailingInstructions

The prize-giving will be held directly after racing finishes on the Sunday, followed by a complimentary Regatta Tea for all competitors, race officials, family, friends and social members.

Competitors of all ages and capabilities are welcome!