Ramsey Harbour

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We are situated in Ramsey Bay in the north of the Isle of Man and provide facilities for both offshore and dinghy sailors at our recently modernised clubhouse.  For more information about local holidays and events follow this link – visitiom.

In addition to an active cruising fleet operating from Ramsey Harbour we have several dinghy fleets and an active RYA Approved training section.

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Hopefully more wind on Saturday but a great picture!

The Ellan Vannin Maritime Centre Round the Island Race 2024

The 2024 Ellan Vannin Maritime Centre Round the Island Race will start in Ramsey Bay, Isle of Man on SATURDAY 6th July at 11.00 BST, HW is at 12.16 BST. The Round the Island Yacht Race is run annually by the Manx Sailing and Cruising Club in Ramsey, Isle of Man and we would like to thank Robin Bromley-Martin of The Ellan Vannin Maritime Centre for agreeing to sponsor the 2024 event.

Please follow this link for the 2024 Programme and General Information.

Full details can be found on the ‘Round the Island 2024’ tab on the website.

Fleet strung out across Ramsey Bay

Write up by Jerry Colman, Commodore

22 boats from all round the Island gathered over the glorious weekend of 22 & 23 June to compete for the MS&CC’s Daily Mirror Trophy which is presented to the winning boat over a series of 6 races. Old salts may recall that the Daily Mirror supported the design and marketing of the ubiquitous Mirror Dinghy designed by Barry Bucknell and Jack Holt in 1963. We’re proud to have been presented with a trophy by such an august organisation.

The forecast was for light to moderate Westerlies or North Westerlies on the Saturday then very light North Westerlies turning to South Easterlies at around noon on Sunday. Sunshine was predicted and the sea state would be slight or calm.

Follow this link for the full report – MS&CC Dinghy Regatta 2024

Manx Sailing & Cruising Club are holding their Dinghy Regatta on Saturday 22 June, start time 10.30 and Sunday 23 June, start time 11.00. Sailing instructions for the event can be found at this link – MS&CC Regatta 2024 – Sailing Instructions

The sailing on Sunday will be followed by a Prizegiving and Regatta Tea for all competitors and volunteers at around 3pm.

Start line with Peter Cope in the Waspz next to eventual winner Simon Pressly

IOM Copiers Easter Regatta took place in Ramsey Bay hosted by Manx Sailing & Cruising Club.  As usual, the sun was shining with a brisk southerly breeze which may have been a little too much for some, but no worries for those who kept up the practice at West Baldwin during the winter.

The fleet was mixed with the extremes of dinghy performance clearly on show with the Cope brothers, Jimmy in the Tera and big brother Peter in a foiling Waszp (is it even a boat?)

The three races were over the same windward/leeward (up and downwind) course and after a minor delay, patrol boat assisting a competitor with gear failure racing started. Follow this link for the full report – IOM Copiers Easter Regatta 2024

Andrew Dean leading the fleet

The final racing of the Watling Streetworks Winter Series took place at West Baldwin Reservoir on Sunday morning.  The conditions, mostly sunny and with a, not so common, northerly breeze blowing down the valley, perhaps spring has finally sprung!

Although the breeze may not have been as steady as it would usually be from the north it was good enough to bring a fleet of eleven, including Jim Whitelegg (Gull) to the start.

A starboard (clockwise) course was set by the Race Officer using the full length of the lake.  A crowded start saw Andrew Dean (Radial) first away and sadly first to find the patch near the first mark with no wind.  The majority of the fleet got ahead with Dave Batchelor (Hadron) taking the lead on the water. Click this link for the full write-up – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 24 March 2024