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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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!

MS&CC Ramsey to Laxey Race

For full results and pictures please visit our Facebook page – click on the link at the bottom of our Home page.

MS&CC Ramsey to Laxey Coastal Race

Manx Sailing & Cruising Club wish to announce their famous coastal feeder race from Ramsey to Laxey for dinghies on Saturday  9 August.

 

A ‘Le Mans’ type start at 10.00am from the beach outside the Club House for a finish at Laxey between a buoy in the bay and the flag pole on beach huts at the end of the promenade.

 

The fastest time of 73 minutes, set by Danny Boyes in 2010 in his B14, still stands.

 

All are welcome and if you are going to race in Laxey Regatta on Sunday, might as well get there by the scenic route!  For further details please contact Dinghy Captain Ralph Kee on 817010.

MS&CC Dinghy Regatta 2014 – A contrast in conditions!

This write-up is courtesy of Jerry Colman.

The Manx Sailing and Cruising Club welcomed 23 entries to their annual dinghy racing regatta including fleets of Lasers, RS 200s, RS Fevas, RS Teras and handicap boats. Racing took place on Saturday and Sunday, with 3 races planned for each day. Saturday brought light and shifty breezes and a delayed start while race officer Keith Poole waited for the breeze to settle which it eventually did from the SE at 1 to 8 knots. These flukey conditions split the fleet into about 4 bunches according to the skills (or luck) of the wind searchers with Dave and Emily Batchelor in their RS 200 showing their skills were no lucky chance with a very competent performance and Phil Hardisty crewed by Ciara Kaneen close behind in their RS200. The wind shifted left, right, up and down so after 2 races and more delay Keith called it a day with the Batchelors having won both races.

Sunday brought a forecast of strong NW winds which duly arrived together with welcome sunshine and challenging choppy conditions. Wind speeds up to around 25 knots saw the crews fully hiked out upwind and for the asymmetric spinnaker RS boats downwind also. The roar of the wind and waves was punctuated by occasional sharp slaps as Laser sails hit the water hard, capsizing downwind as the helms fought to maintain control. The Fevas and RS 200s were very impressive flying their kites in the squally conditions, storming along in clouds of spray right on the edge between control and disaster, with quite a few going over at the gybe marks only to struggle back up and race on if they could. James Kelly and Anna Harding were especially impressive in their RS200 taking 2 wins in these conditions and staying upright throughout. The fleet split again with the Lasers going dead downwind while the asymmetrics zig-zag to get the best out of their rigs and this together with the experience in the Laser fleet allowed the single-handers to get back into the reckoning. Mike Pridham in his Laser, always confident in a blow, began to haul back some points from Simon Pressley after a difficult day on Saturday with a 3-2-3 to Simon’s 8-8-4 and Phil Hardisty took a 10-4-2. Meanwhile the Batchelors after taking a second in Sunday’s first race (putting them well in the lead) suffered a multiple capsize in the second, retired from that and did not finish the third race which was sailed in the strongest winds of the day.

There were quite a few gear failures and some retirements hurt or just plain overwhelmed and by the end the fleet was down to 13 boats crewed by the toughest bunch of sailors we have been lucky enough to see in action for a goodly while. Their age range from about 10 to 63 shows how really competitive sailing can be enjoyed right through your active life.  However although the Race Officer had planned to run 4 races on Sunday it was clear that the guys and gals had had enough so with just 5 races sailed in total the competitors returned to the shore. In the final reckoning the honours just went to Phil Hardisty & Ciara Kaneen (RS200) with Mike Pridham sailing a Laser Radial second and James Kelly & Anna Harding (RS200) in third. For more pictures please visit our Facebook page, the full results are as follows: MSCCRegatta2014_ClassMixedhandicapValidated.

MS & CC Dinghy Regatta 2014

Manx Sailing & Cruising Club are pleased to announce that they will be holding their 2014 Dinghy Regatta in Ramsey Bay on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July.

This is a Two Day Event with three races to be held “back to back” each day, with racing starting at 10:30 on Saturday and 11:00 on Sunday and expected to be fully completed at 15:00.  Please click here for sailing instructions - MS&CC Regatta 2014-SailingInstructions.

There will be a Prize Presentation directly after racing on Sunday and this will be followed by a complimentary 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.