Dinghy Reports

The Start!!

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.

Congratulations to Angus Jolly who took the win in his first outing after being out with an injury, only 37 seconds behind on handicap was Peter Cope in second and Stuart Brew third.

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 their Regatta on Sunday 25 July starting at 11.30. LSC Sailing Instructions can be found here

Regatta winners – Phil Hardisty, Chris Hill and Peter Richardson

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 was a definite case for helping your neighbour and watching out for the odd rogue breaker which always of course appears at a critical moment when you’re not watching.

Click her for the full report – MS&CC Dinghy Regatta Report

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 will be pasty and beans provided after sailing on Saturday. The sailing on Sunday will be followed by a Prizegiving and Regatta Tea for all competitors and volunteers at around 4pm.

Fleet start in grey and damp conditions

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 count racing was held in a good south easterly, ranging from the mid to high teens of knots.  Had the sun been shining you could have called this champagne sailing, instead it was overcast with spitting rain that was barely noticed by the sailors.

For the full report follow this link: Lockdown-3.0-Regatta-2021