Dinghy

Donald Edwards leading the fleet on his way to winning the IOM Copiers Easter Regatta

IOM Copiers Easter Regatta

The IOM Copiers Easter Regatta took place in Ramsey Bay on Easter Saturday hosted by Manx Sailing & Cruising Club.  This is traditionally the first Dinghy Regatta of the summer season and with Easter falling particularly late this year it was spectacularly warm and sunny.  The gentle southerly breeze, enough for full hiking out bore…

2018 Start Line

IOM Copiers Easter Regatta – Saturday 20 April

  Hopefully the weather for this years IOM Copiers Easter Regatta will be better than in 2018 when the ‘Beast from the East’ blew in and forced us to postpone the event. This is a One Day Event with three races to be held “back to back”, with racing starting at 11:00 and expected to…

Dinghy Captain Ralph Kee 'posing' in the final races of the Winter Series

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 31 March 2019

The final round of the Watling Streetworks 2018/2019 Winter Dinghy Series took place on Sunday morning at West Baldwin Reservoir.  A good forecast of bright sun and spring-like temperatures brought out a good fleet of 12 crews. The wind, however, was from the East and with the Baldwin valley running north/south was just a bit…

A beautiful day at Injebreck!

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 24 March 2019

Report by Jerry Colman A slightly depleted fleet turned out on Sunday morning (no youngsters as otherwise engaged in hopefully wholesome activities) for the Watling Streetworks Winter Dinghy Series to find  that the fabulous sunshine up at Injebreck was complemented with some gentle westerly lulls interspersed with howling gusts generally going in some other direction.…

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Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 17 March 2019

After last week’s cancellation due to bad weather it was nice to be able to continue the Watling Streetworks March dinghy sailing on Sunday at West Baldwin reservoir. Although the wind, a westerly blowing across the lake, was the same direction as the previous week the gusts lacked the ferocity but still gave some exciting…

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 3 March 2019

Dinghy racing for the final series of the Watling Streetworks Winter Series took place on West Baldwin reservoir on Sunday morning.  The weather forecast was for a window between Saturday’s rain and strong winds and similar conditions on Sunday afternoon and was spot on allowing those competing to have an excellent mornings racing, even if…

Preparing for the off!

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 24 February 2019

The final dinghy races of the Watling Streetworks February Series took place on Sunday morning on Baldwin Reservoir.  The fine forecast brought an excellent fleet which included no fewer than five junior crews. The light wind, and the odd bank of mist, blew steadily up the valley and allowed the race officer to set a…

Winner Teddy Dunn

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 17 February 2019

Race report by Andrew Dean The final dinghy races of the Watling Streetworks February Series took place on Sunday morning on Baldwin Reservoir.  The fine forecast brought an excellent fleet which included no fewer than five junior crews. The light wind, and the odd bank of mist, blew steadily up the valley and allowed the…

Almost a Spring Day!

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 10 February 2019

Report by Jerry Colman After the gales of Friday and Saturday, enough to stop the Steam Packet, one might have worried that the weather gods were against us but no – they came up with sunshine and moderate to occasionally fresh breezes on Sunday morning to get races 3 and 4 of the February series…

A gloomy day on Injebreck

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 3 February 2019

The first round of the February dinghy racing for the Watling Streetworks series nearly got off to a very slow start this Sunday morning on West Baldwin reservoir.  With the wind in a westerly direction the Baldwin valley was completely sheltered, not a breath rippled the water and it was just above freezing. Having lost…