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Ramsey to Laxey Dinghy Race

With a very promising 12 to 14 knot south easterly at the start a fast trip to Laxey was on the cards despite a beat to Maughold Head, but the wind began to die off from Cornaa onwards stringing out the 12 boat fleet, with the tail enders drifting across the finishline on the tide.…

Ramsey to Laxey Dinghy Race – Sat 24 July

The MS&CC Ramsey to Laxey dinghy race, it’s a challenge and not for the faint hearted! The race for the Green Cup is a coastal race with spectacular scenery if you have time to look! Hosted by MS&CC the Le Mans type beach start is at 10.30 on Saturday 24 July. Laxey Sailing Club are holding…

IOM Copiers Round the Island Race 2021

Write-up by James Penn The IOM Copiers Round The Island Yacht Race (RTI) last Sunday was won overall for the first time in three years by James Walker’s Corby 33, Lilee, racing in the performance based NHC handicap division. With the 2020 race cancelled due to COVID 19, and the 2019 race not producing a…

Watling Streetworks Dinghy Regatta

In a great return to summer dinghy regattas, Ramsey’s Manx Sailing and Cruising Club welcomed 16 dinghies to our 2021 Regatta with some challenging conditions in prospect. The challenge on Saturday was launching, racing and recovering the boats in the fresh North-Easterly wind and its associated waves which were breaking heavily on the beach.  It…

Watling Streetworks Dinghy Regatta – 26 & 27 June

Manx Sailing & Cruising Club are hosting the Watling Streetworks Dinghy Regatta on Saturday 26 June, start time 11am and Sunday 27 June, start time midday. Sailing instructions for the event can be found at this link – MS&CC Regatta 2021 – Sailing Instructions I’m sure the competitors will be pleased to hear that there…

IOM Copiers (Easter) Regatta

Like many sporting events this year the IOM Copiers Easter Regatta was a victim of ‘Lockdown 3.0’.  This is traditionally the first regatta of racing on the sea and it still was when it was hosted by Manx Sailing & Cruising Club in Ramsey Bay on Saturday. The ‘one day only’, three races all to…

End of Lockdown 3.0 Regatta (Postponed Easter Regatta)

After cancelling so much of our season last year we decided that we would only postpone this event in the hope that Lockdown would end sooner rather than later. Thankfully it has so we hope to see as many competitors as possible in Ramsey Bay on Saturday 15 May for a midday start. This is…

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…