Dinghy Reports

MS&CC Dinghy Regatta – 22 & 23 June 2019

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Manx Sailing & Cruising Club are holding their annual Dinghy Regatta on 22nd June and 23rd June.  First race starts at 13:00 on Saturday and racing on Sunday starts at 14:00, please follow this link for our sailing instructions - MS&CC Regatta 2019-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!

IOM Copiers Easter Regatta

Donald Edwards leading the fleet on his way to winning the IOM Copiers Easter Regatta

Donald Edwards leading the fleet on his way to winning the IOM Copiers Easter Regatta

The IOM Copiers Easter Regatta took place in Ramsey Bay on Easter Saturday hosted by Manx Sailing & Cruising Club.  This is traditionally the first Dinghy Regatta of the summer season and with Easter falling particularly late this year it was spectacularly warm and sunny.  The gentle southerly breeze, enough for full hiking out bore none of the winters nasty gusts, wild wind shifts and viscous calms, it’s great to be back on the sea again!  Click here for the full report - IOM Copiers Easter Regatta 2019

IOM Copiers Easter Regatta – Saturday 20 April

 

2018 Start Line

2018 Start Line

Hopefully the weather for this years IOM Copiers Easter Regatta will be better than in 2018 when the ‘Beast from the East’ blew in and forced us to postpone the event.

This is a One Day Event with three races to be held “back to back”, with racing starting at 11:00 and expected to be fully completed at 15:00 - IOM Copiers Easter Regatta 2019-Sailing Instructions

There will be a Prize Presentation directly afterwards which will be followed by a complimentary Regatta Tea for all competitors, race officials, family, friends and social members.

We will also be holding the presentation for the Watling Streetworks Winter Dinghy Series after the Easter Regatta.

As it’s part of the ‘Traveller Series’ it is hoped that this Regatta Event will be fully supported, Competitors of all ages and capabilities are welcome!

Please contact Ralph Kee, Dinghy Captain on 817010/490704 or helen.j.kee@gmail.com for further details or check out our Facebook page.

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 31 March 2019

Dinghy Captain Ralph Kee 'posing' in the final races of the Winter Series

Dinghy Captain Ralph Kee ‘posing’ in the final races of the Winter Series

The final round of the Watling Streetworks 2018/2019 Winter Dinghy Series took place on Sunday morning at West Baldwin Reservoir.  A good forecast of bright sun and spring-like temperatures brought out a good fleet of 12 crews. The wind, however, was from the East and with the Baldwin valley running north/south was just a bit confused, down the valley at the top, up the valley in the bottom, round in circles in between and don’t forget those vicious calms too!  Read on for the full report - Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 31 March 2019

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 24 March 2019

A beautiful day at Injebreck!

A beautiful day at Injebreck!

Report by Jerry Colman

A slightly depleted fleet turned out on Sunday morning (no youngsters as otherwise engaged in hopefully wholesome activities) for the Watling Streetworks Winter Dinghy Series to find  that the fabulous sunshine up at Injebreck was complemented with some gentle westerly lulls interspersed with howling gusts generally going in some other direction. Jim Whitelegg helpfully volunteered to crew the patrol boat rather than sail releasing your correspondent to go out in the Finn with the rather large sail area. The competitors made sure the patrol boat saw plenty of action to keep them warm.  Full report here - Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 24 March 2019