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.  For more information about local holidays and events follow this link – visitiom.

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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After a mixed bag of weather over the winter on Injebreck it will be nice to return to the sea and the start of the MS&CC Summer sailing programme.  We hope to see as many competitors as possible in Ramsey Bay on Saturday 16 April to open our season with the IOM Copiers Easter Regatta.

This is a One Day Event with three races to be held “back to back”, with racing starting at 10:30 and expected to be fully completed at 14:00 – IOM Copiers Easter Regatta 2022-Sailing Instructions.

There will be a Prize Presentation directly afterwards which will be followed by a complimentary Regatta Tea for all competitors, race officials, family, friends and social members.

As this event is part of the ‘Traveller Series’ it is hoped that this Regatta will be fully supported. Competitors of all ages and capabilities are welcome! Please contact Ralph Kee, Dinghy Captain on 490704 or helen.j.kee@gmail.com for further details or check out our Facebook page.

March is a cruel month, it gives hints of summer but can still take you back to winter!  On Sunday at West Baldwin reservoir it gave us a lovely sunny, spring morning for the penultimate round of the Watling Streetworks Winter Series.

What it took was any sense of direction from the brisk easterly wind which swirled across the Baldwin Valley gusting in every direction and strength including many and frequent calms. Full report is at this link – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 20 March 2022

Light Winds but sunshine!

A better forecast than the whole of February brought out an enlarged fleet of eleven dinghies for the last month of the dinghy racing at West Baldwin reservoir on Sunday morning.  The first racing of the meteorological spring for the Watling Streetworks March Series was sailed in bright sunshine with a light breeze, though being from the east crossed the valley creating the usual gusts, shifts and calms.

The race officer, mercifully, set a smaller than usual course, using what appeared to be the windier end of the reservoir. Click this link for the full report – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 6 March 2022

Most of the Island’s population will have been aware that February has been an exceptionally windy month.  It may come as a bit of a surprise to many that there has been dinghy racing for the Watling Streetworks series on West Baldwin reservoir.

February series got off to a windy start, so much so that only three took to the water.  After quite a lot of swimming Bob Love took the win both on the water and after correction.

The second weekend, as previously reported in the Courier was almost spoiled by the continual heavy rain.  Very strong wind/gusts cancelled the following weekend. Full report available here: Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 27 February 2022

Report by Andrew Dean

Despite there being force 5 or 6 winds gusting 7 in the Irish Sea, there were reasonable conditions at the West Baldwin reservoir when the fleet arrived to rig the dinghies on Sunday.  The first of two races the wind was a moderate southerly with a few gusts from the southeast to test the unwary.  Despite the forecast for a decrease, it was windier for the second.  A fleet of 8 boats launched consisting of 2 RS Aero 7’s, 2 Laser radials, and one each Enterprise, Finn, Devoti D-Zero and Laser standard rig.  For the most part it rained heavily and the forecast may explain the fewer-than-normal numbers. The full report can be found here – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 13 February 2022