Dinghy Reports

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 be on Sunday 1 November and every Sunday morning starting at 10.00am through to the 28 March 2021. There will be one race on Sunday 1 November with a later start of 11.00 to allow time for everyone to sort themselves out. Injebreck – Sailing Instructions 2020 2021 and Sailing-Area.

As part of the Conditions for Sailing and Boating on West Baldwin Reservoir (MSCC)2020 with Manx Utilities all boats must be cleaned before sailing on the reservoir.  This can be carried out on Saturday 31 October between 10.00 and 13.00 though cleaning solution will also be available each Sunday morning before racing. All competitors are also requested to read these Conditions for Sailing.

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. You can book and pay here Injebreck Boat Parking & Race Fee.

Many thanks to Manx Utilities and Doug Watling of Watling Streetworks, who has very kindly agreed to once again be our sponsor for the season.

Donald Edwards retaining his Laser Regatta trophy

Manx Sailing & Cruising Club held their annual Laser Regatta in Ramsey Bay on Sunday after being postponed from Saturday due to the poor forecast.  This would feature five races (four to count), very close racing and with four different winners.

The event was open to dinghies of the Laser and ILCA (same thing, different name) which is an Olympic class, Standard rig men, the smaller Radial rig ladies.  They are also the current choice for the Island Games, which should have been held in Guernsey next year but has now been postponed for obvious reasons! Follow this link for the full write up – MSCC-Laser-Regatta-2020

Photo courtesy of Dave Kneale

Manx Sailing & Cruising Club are hosting their Laser Regatta this coming weekend in Ramsey Bay. It will be a one day event on Saturday 3rd October with the option of switching to the Sunday if the weather doesn’t play ball, Standard and Radial Classes, 4.7 and 8.1 Rooster (separate class if 3 or more) can compete for the overall.


Five short course, windward/leeward races, with one discard. If you don’t own a Laser, beg or borrow one (there’s plenty out there).

Please follow this link for the Sailing Instructions – Laser-Open-2020-Sailing-Instructions

IOM Dinghy Champions in action on Sunday – Photo courtesy of Dave Kneale

Last weekend it was the turn of Manx Sailing & Cruising Club to host the MYA IOM Dinghy Championships sailed in Ramsey Bay.

Raced over six races, three per day, with a mixed handicap fleet featuring dinghies from the tiny RS Tera Sport to the mighty National 18 (Ultra) and crews ranging from ‘½ fare to bus pass’.

As this was the championships, it is only right that the racing should ‘test’ the competitors, this was certainly the case on day one with especially testing conditions during race one.

For the full write click on this link – IOM Dinghy Championships 2020

The MYA Dinghy Championships 2020 will be taking place this year in Ramsey Bay hosted by the MS&CC on the 5th and 6th of September, first start on the 5th is Midday. The sailing instructions for this event can be found at this link – MYA-Dinghy-Championships-2020-Sailing-Instructions

To register for this event please reply to msandcciom@gmail.com with,
Your Name, Sail Number, Class of Dinghy, (Sail size preferable) and please indicate if you’re under 18.