Dinghy Reports

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.

Atom Accounting Ramsey to Laxey Race 2018

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The Atom Accounting Services Ramsey to Laxey dinghy race, it’s a challenge and not for the faint of heart! 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 10:00am Saturday 11th August.

Laxey Sailing Club are holding their Regatta on Sunday 12th August starting at 11.10am.

MS&CC Dinghy Regatta

A calm sea!!

Well unfortunately the weather didn’t play ball this weekend!  One race was run on Saturday and won by Russell & June Callister, but then the wind died and the dinghies returned to the shore.

Sunday proved even quieter, the Committee Boat went out to try and locate some wind in Ramsey Bay but apart from the odd gust of 4 to 6 knots there was just not enough to make it worth the waiting sailors rigging their boats.

 

MS&CC Dinghy Regatta – Sat 30 June/Sun 1 July

Hopefully the weather will be kind again for our 2018 Regatta

Hopefully the weather will be kind again for our 2018 Regatta

Manx Sailing & Cruising Club are holding their annual Dinghy Regatta on 30th June and 1st July.  First race starts at 11.30am on Saturday and racing on Sunday starts at Midday, please follow this link for our sailing instructions - MS&CC Regatta 2018-Sailing Instructions.

We look forward to seeing as many competitors as possible to support the event, after all there’s  always the Regatta Tea to eat up afterwards!