Dinghy Reports

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 4 November 2018


Great start to the new season at Injebreck!

Great start to the new season at Injebreck!

Manx Sailing & Cruising Club welcomes a new sponsor this season, many thanks to Doug Watling of Watling Streetworks for agreeing to support us for the upcoming dinghy series on West Baldwin reservoir.  The first round was held this Sunday and will continue through the winter to the end of March 2019.  Click this link for the full report - Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 4 November 2018

Watling Streetworks Winter Dinghy Series 2018/2019


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 start at 10.00am on Sunday 4 November and every Sunday morning through November to the 31 March 2019.  Injebreck – Sailing Instructions 2018 2019 and Sailing Area.
As part of the Conditions for Sailing and Boating on West Baldwin Reservoir (MSCC)2018 with Manx Utilities all boats must be cleaned before sailing on the reservoir, this will be carried out on Saturday 3 November from 10.00 through to 14.00, though cleaning solution will also be available each Sunday morning before racing.
The charge for the entire series will be £35.00 for Adults, £20.00 for Juniors and a nominal fee for occasional sailors.
Many thanks to Manx Utilities and Doug Watling of Watling Streetworks, who has very kindly agreed to be our sponsor for the season.

Moneything.com Laser Open

A beautiful day in Ramsey  Bay

A beautiful day in Ramsey Bay

The Moneything.com Laser Open was hosted by Manx Sailing & Cruising Club over the weekend in Ramsey Bay.  This Regatta is for the Laser class of dinghy using either the full Standard sail or the slightly smaller Radial sails, because of tight specifications each dinghy is exactly the same as those sailed in the Olympic Games.  For the full report click here Moneything.com Laser Open.

MYA Dinghy Championships 2018

Lots of drifting, not much sailing!

Lots of drifting, not much sailing!

Chomping at the bit for the results of island’s premier Dinghy Regatta of the year?  Well, there are none.
Day one on Saturday under dark windless sky with a bit of mist thrown in only had 1 race and that was after a 1 1/2 hour delay, a large wind shift during the first beat meant those who chosen the right hand side of the course lost out heavily, the race was cut short as the wind dropped off leaving a large portion of the fleet struggling against the tide to finish,
Sunday was a similar story, with a promising 10 knot southerly a course was set only for the breeze to disappear as soon as the allotted start time came up, what little there was of the wind then blew from all points of the compass, so after another lengthy delay the Race Officer sent the 22 boat fleet ashore, a minimum of three races are needed to completed a series.
A disappointing weekend at sea, but a big thank you to the competitors for their patience and of course the patrol boat crews for a lot of mark moving, also to all those shore side for the BBQ on Saturday and the Regatta Tea on Sunday.

Atom Accounting Ramsey to Laxey


The leaders at Cornaa

The leaders at Cornaa

The Atom Accounting Services coastal dinghy race took place on Saturday, starting in Ramsey and heading south to the finish in Laxey Bay.  As the Laxey Regatta was to be held on Sunday it made sense to travel there via the scenic route!  Click here for the full story - Ramsey to Laxey 2018.