Dinghy Reports

Watling Streetworks Winter Dinghy Series 2019/2020



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 3 November and every Sunday morning through to the 29 March 2020.  Injebreck – Sailing Instructions 2019 2020 and Sailing-Area.

As part of the Conditions for Sailing and Boating on West Baldwin Reservoir (MSCC)2019 with Manx Utilities all boats must be cleaned before sailing on the reservoir.  This can be carried out on Saturday 26 October from 11.00 through to 14.00 or Saturday 2 November between 12.00 and 13.30 though cleaning solution will also be available each Sunday morning before racing.

The charge for the entire series will be £50.00 per boat for Adults, £25.00 per boat for those under 16 or in full time education or 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.


IOM Copiers Laser Open

Donald Edwards - winner of the IOM Copiers Laser Open

Donald Edwards – winner of the IOM Copiers Laser Open

Write-up by Keith Poole

Some say that the Isle of Man can experience all four seasons in one day, well, at this weekends IOM Copiers Laser Regatta we had some extra seasonal elements from other parts of the world, monsoon rains.

Saturday started of with a good breeze and sunshine, but this soon became variable in strength and direction, Ralph Kee pulled a blinder to win Race One by a good margin from Simon Pressly in second and Donald Edwards third.  Full report on this link - IOM Copiers Laser Regatta 2019

IOM Copiers Laser Open – 12 & 13 October 2019


MS&CC are holding the IOM Copiers Laser Open on the 12 & 13 October in Ramsey Bay.  It’s the last Regatta of 2019 so please come down and take part if you can.  First start is at 10.30am on Saturday and 11.00am on Sunday.  Click this link for the IOM Copiers Laser Open 2019-Sailing Instructions.

Atom Accounting Ramsey to Laxey Race 2019


The Atom Accounting Services 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 11:30am on Saturday 17th August.

Laxey Sailing Club are holding their Regatta on Sunday 18th August starting at midday.

MS&CC Dinghy Regatta 2019

Dave Batchelor, winner of the MS&CC Regatta

Dave Batchelor, winner of the MS&CC Regatta

Ramsey Regatta Day One.
A superb day, sunshine and breeze, perfect conditions in Ramsey Bay produced some very close racing, two windward leeward and a P course for variety, it’s too close to call!

Ramsey Regatta Final Day.
It was looking like it was going to be a bit on the windy side and make things interesting but come start time everything had mellowed down, this left some waves without the power needed to ride them properly, although the starts had been hotly contested all weekend, everyone was ultra keen in race 5 with two general recalls.
David Batchelor proved consistency is the key to winning Regatta’s counting five 2nd’s after discard to win the Daily Mirror Trophy, Matthew Perry came second and Donald Edwards 3rd, in the Junior Series run in tandem with the main event Peter Cope pipped Teddy Dunn due to the result of the last race (both finished with 7 points) and Oscar Jackson was 3rd.

Many thanks to Officer of the Day, Keith Poole, all patrol boat crews and Regatta Tea ladies.