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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Clear Drain Services Ramsey to Laxey Race

The calm before the storm!

The calm before the storm!

Lots of sunshine and a perfect breeze greeted the ten starters for the ‘Clear Drain Services’ Ramsey to Laxey coastal race hosted by Manx Sailing & Cruising Club in Ramsey on Saturday morning.  Follow this link for the full write-up - Ramsey to Laxey 2015.

Clear Drain Services Ramsey to Laxey Race

Manx Sailing & Cruising Club will be holding the Clear Drain Services coastal feeder dinghy race from Ramsey to Laxey on Saturday 1 August.

 

A ‘Le Mans’ type start at 10.30am from the beach outside the Club House. Keeping the Island mostly to starboard finishing at Laxey between a buoy in the bay and the flag pole on beach huts at the end of the promenade.

 

The race normally takes between 2 to 3 hours though with the right conditions the fastest time of 73 minutes, set by Danny Boyes in 2010 in his B14 could be broken.

 

All are welcome and if you are going to race in Laxey Regatta on Sunday, might as well get there by the scenic route!  Racing on Sunday starts at 11.40am for the Cruisers and 11.50am for the Dinghies.  For further details please contact Dinghy Captain Ralph Kee on 817010 or visit our website at msandcc.org or Facebook page.

 

S Craig & Sons MS&CC Dinghy Regatta

Russell & June on their way to victory!

Russell & June on their way to victory!

Manx Sailing & Cruising Club held their summer Regatta sponsored by S. Craig & Sons over the bank holiday weekend.


The racing scheduled for the Saturday was cancelled, but only after several boats had made the long and ever increasingly fast run downwind to the Committee Boat.  With the wind now blowing 25 knots and gusting to 35 knots leaving a hard beat into the wind back to the beach.

Follow this link for the full write-up and results - MSCC Regatta 2015

S Craig & Sons MS&CC Dinghy Regatta 2015

Our 2015 sailing season continues with the S. Craig & Sons Dinghy Regatta being held at the Manx Sailing & Cruising Club in Ramsey on Saturday 4 July and Sunday 5 July.

This is a two day event with three races to be held “back to back” each day, racing starts at 11:30 on Saturday and 12:30 on Sunday when it is expected to be fully completed at 16:00.  MSCC Regatta 2015-Sailing Instructions
There will be complimentary pasty and beans after racing on Saturday and a Prize Presentation directly after sailing on Sunday which will be followed by Regatta Tea for all competitors, race officials, family, friends and social members.
As it is part of the ‘Traveller Series’ it is hoped that this Regatta Event will be fully supported, Competitors of all ages and capabilities are welcome!
Please contact Ralph Kee, Dinghy Captain on 817010/490704 or helen.j.kee@gmail.com for further details or visit our website at msandcc.org or follow the link from there to our Facebook page.

Tekmos Round the Island Race 2015

Sea-Pie just missing the 'cauldron' off the Point of Ayre

Sea-Pie just missing the ‘cauldron’ off the Point of Ayre – Photo by Vincent Campbell

Write-up by James Penn.

It was a fifth IRC division win for Jerry Colman in Sea Pie of Cultra in the Manx Sailing & Crusing Club’s 60th Round The Island Race over the bank holiday, sponsored by Tekmos of Gladstone Park, Ramsey.

It was also an overall win on adjusted time for Sea Pie for only the second time in Colman’s extensive history with the event.

A gale had been blowing the previous day, and conditions were difficult for sailing on Sunday. Of the original 12 entrants only four made it to the starting line.

Sorcery turned back on the way up from Douglas that morning, while Polished Manx had slipped over in the harbour the previous day while rested against Sea Pie. Polished Manx lost a spreader and suffered other damage to its rigging and was forced to withdraw, but fortunately didn’t do any serious damage to Sea Pie.

The race kicked off at 10.45am in a Force 6-7 South Westerly with competitors Sea Pie, Heck Syndicate’s Albert Penguin, Jim Edge’s Cadenza, and the all lady crew of Charlene Howard’s AJ Wanderlust, who had all been sporting pink tops bearing the slogan Sail Like A Girl in the clubhouse the previous night (interesting acronym – think about it).

There was only one start as the smaller Class B boats had pulled out because of the conditions.

Kites were hoisted and it was a case of running with the wind down the north coast to the Point of Ayre.

On the western side of the island the sea state was better but boats had to tack into the wind all the way south.

The fog was particularly bad in the southern half of the island and complicated conditions still further.

About 5 pm Sea Pie went through the Chickens, south of the Calf, raised the kite and started heading north, with Albert Penguin in hot pursuit.

Sea Pie had been in the lead since the start, but Albert Penguin did tremendously well to catch up (having got out of Ramsey harbour fifteen minutes after the others due to a late breakfast), and between Douglas and Maughold managed to get in front.

At Maughold Head Colman was worried that the boat might go onto the rocks. ‘The wind speed had got up, we were doing 12-14 knots, and I was worried that we might do a Chinese gybe. We just managed to get the kite down in time,’ he said.

Albert Penguin maintained its lead to the finish, and would be the fastest boat home on elapsed time by two minutes, arriving at 9pm for a time of just over 10 hours.

Albert Penguin also won the Coronation Cup, the race’s oldest and most venerated trophy, named for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, now awarded for Division II, non-IRC rated boats.

‘It was tough going and the sea state was sloppy,’ said Phil Hardisty, skipper of Albert Penguin.

As a first Class 8 it gave time to the Sigma 33, so Sea Pie took the Golden Jubilee Trophy for overall monohull winner on adjusted time.

AJ Wanderlust was the only other finisher and came in just after midnight

Cadenza was forced to retire off Maughold. One of the crew had injured a hand in a gybe, and for several minutes the boat was going round in circles in 40 knots of wind, unable to get the sails down. Eventually the crew managed to lower the sails without any damage to rigging, and the boat motored in to Ramsey.

Many thanks to Patrick Harnett of Tekmos (who was incidentally crewing on Sea Pie) for sponsoring the event. Also race officer Andrew Dean, and to the ladies for dinner on Saturday night, and a tea on the Monday.