Dinghy Reports

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Having missed the final week of Injebreck due to the lockdown it’s great to finally be able to announce that the first Regatta to be held this year will start on Saturday 4 July at 10am in Ramsey Bay.  The racing on Sunday 5 July will commence at 10.30am, early starts but at least Monday is a Bank Holiday!!

Please follow this link for the Sailing Instructions for the event - MS&CC Regatta 2020-Sailing Instructions.

The sailing on Sunday will be followed by a Prizegiving and Regatta Tea for all competitors and volunteers at around 2pm.

Final photo of Roo Hyett and Peter Cope keeping Ralph at bay!

Final photo of Roo Hyett and Peter Cope keeping Ralph at bay!

The final weeks sailing on Injebreck was cancelled and there will be no more arranged for the foreseeable future.  As soon as there’s some light at the end of the tunnel keep an eye on our Facebook page and Website.

MS&CC would like to thank Doug Watling for his continued support in sponsoring our Winter Dinghy Series and Keith Poole for Race Office along with Brian Quayle who stepped in when Keith was unavailable.  Finally the patrol boat crews particularly Peter Hoosen-Owen.

Usual suspects - Kee, Batchelor, Peter Cope

Usual suspects – Kee, Batchelor and Peter Cope

Strange times, a strong easterly wind blowing across the Island.  Despite this, within the shelter of the West Baldwin Valley the last races of the Watling Streetworks Winter Series took place on Sunday morning.

Although much moderated, the wind gave the usual mix of gusts, shifts and deadly calms, just from a slightly different direction.  Please click on this link for the full write-up - Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 22 March 2020

Newcomer Cameron Blamey winning on his first visit to Injebreck

Newcomer Cameron Blamey winning on his first visit to Injebreck

Within the shelter of the Baldwin valley dinghy racing took place on Sunday morning as part of the final month of the Watling Streetworks winter series.

It’s usual, when the wind has some westerly in it, conditions were variable in direction, variable in strength and, not forgetting, variable calms!

New to this winter treat was a young junior, Cameron Blamey, sailing a tiny Optimist class dinghy (a huge class in Europe) who quickly showed the fleet that he is not just a beginner!  Click here for the full write-up - Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 15 March 2020

Roo Hyett

Roo Hyett persevering in her tiny Tera.

As seems to be the norm this winter blustery conditions again prevailed for the latest round of the Watling Streetworks dinghy series.  As usual in the relative shelter of the Baldwin Valley the conditions were gusty, shifty including a few calms just to make it interesting.

A good fleet of thirteen launched with twelve making it to the start.  It seems that gentleman Jim Whitelegg in the ‘mighty’ Gull was finding it a little too frantic and he returned to the bank to enjoy his pipe.  Full write-up - Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 8 March 2020