Dinghy

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 21 February 2021

Write-up by Jerry Colman Sunday morning brought an early taste of Spring to the fleet of 10 dinghies on West Baldwin reservoir in a moderate and almost warm Southerly breeze. This was quite a contrast to the last round of the Watling Streetworks Winter Series, held in a northerly blast with slivers of ice around…

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 7 February 2021

The Covid firebreak appears to have worked and has allowed the Watling Streetworks Dinghy Series to continue on West Baldwin reservoir.  As Storm Darcey raged around the Island, amid the shelter of the Baldwin valley racing took place on Sunday morning.  No mistaking the easterly wind, just above freezing and after the wind had wrapped…

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 27 December 2020

While Storm Bella raged across the British Isles dinghy racing took place in the relative calm of the West Baldwin valley on Sunday morning.  This is the final racing of the 2020 season though the Watling Streetworks Winter Series of which this is part, will continue on to March 2021. Conditions were similar to the…

Frostbite Regatta 2020

The annual Frostbite Regatta, the last regatta of the 2020 season was held on the West Baldwin reservoir on Boxing Day hosted by Manx Sailing & Cruising Club. This event is a Pursuit Race with a staggered start so slow boats start first and fastest last, very easy for spectators – the boat in the…

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 20 December 2020

Report by Andrew Dean Despite there being 19 to 20 knots of wind in the Irish Sea, there were calm patches at the West Baldwin reservoir when the fleet arrived to rig the dinghies on Sunday morning for the latest round of the Watling Streetworks Winter Series  Fortunately the wind filled in during the morning,…

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 6 December 2020

A rare northerly breeze blowing down the West Baldwin valley definitely put the ‘Winter’ into the Watling Streetworks Winter Dinghy Series at the reservoir on Sunday morning.  Whilst clearing ice off boats and rigging, the light breeze steadily built as the sunshine came over the hills to give conditions that are about as good as…

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 22 November 2020

Write-up by Jerry Colman There was bright sunshine for a change in the Baldwin Valley for the competitors of the Watling Streetworks winter dinghy series.  However, as it was the MS&CC’s annual dinner dance and prize-giving on Saturday night at the Park Hotel in Ramsey it made the start time of 1000 hrs at Injebreck…

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 15 November 2020

Report by Andrew Dean A gale means 34 knots of wind and is dangerous for racing dinghies.  On Sunday there was still a gale warning at sea, and indeed there were many beefy gusts accompanied by rain to greet sailors on Sunday morning at West Baldwin reservoir.  But the direction of south means that the…

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 8 November 2020

The clocks have gone back, there’s a definite nip in the air so it must be time to stop sailing in the relative warmth of the sea and head for the hills, West Baldwin reservoir that is! Watling Streetworks have been very kind to continue their sponsorship of this popular dinghy racing series that runs…

Watling Streetworks Winter Dinghy Series 2020/2021

Manx Sailing & Cruising Club are pleased to announce that once again Manx Utilities are allowing us to use West Baldwin Reservoir to hold our Winter Dinghy Series. Weather permitting the first race of the ‘Watling Streetworks Winter Series’ will be on Sunday 1 November and every Sunday morning starting at 10.00am through to the…