Ramsey Harbour

A warm welcome to our club.

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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Latest News

A snowy morning, just needed some sunshine!

Report by Jerry Colman

A light to moderate, pleasantly warm south-westerly wind and some stunning Manx snowy hill scenery greeted the eight boats for this the second day’s racing of the Watling Streetworks Spring Series on Baldwin reservoir. 

The port course saw the fleet rounding marks 1, 3 and 5 before tacking back to the start / finish line. This gave us a beat off the start, then a beam reach across the lake, a run back up to no 5 and finally another beat to the line, repeated until the Race Officer decided that enough was enough. Pretty well every leg and also every mark provided challenges and opportunities to move ahead (or get left behind).

Click her for the full report – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 12 March 2023.

‘About as good as it gets’ is the best way to describe conditions for the final round of the Watling Streetworks February Series.

Unusually for the West Baldwin reservoir the wind coming from the north down the valley not only gives almost full coverage of wind but also tames the gusts and lulls. For the full report click here.

Report by Keith Poole

After two weeks of no sailing due to a lack of wind there was a nice steady breeze on the West Baldwin reservoir on Sunday morning for the latest round of the Watling Streetwork Winter Series.  With it being half term you’d have thought a full complement of sailors would be ready to take to the water but it seems people like to take holidays as well. Full report here – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 19 February 2023

Report by Andrew Dean

Despite there being force 5 or 6 winds, gusting 7 in the Irish Sea, there were reasonable conditions at the reservoir when the fleet arrived to rig the dinghies on Sunday.  For the first of two races the wind was a moderate southerly with a few stronger gusts to test the unwary.  A fleet of 9 boats launched consisting of 2 RS Aero7’s, 3 RS Tera Pros, and one each Finn, Devoti D-Zero, RS200 and Laser standard rig.  For the most part it was dull and it rained, but the valley setting remained attractive. 

Andrew’s full report can be read here – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 22 January 2023

Wind conditions on Sunday for the latest round of the Watling Streetworks dinghy series were very much better than the general Island forecast predicted.  The West Baldwin valley as usual putting it’s own special spin, literally on wind directions.

Whilst crews were rigging their dinghies there was an excellent breeze blowing, unusually down the valley, however, as the sun rose it took with it much of the wind.

The first race, on a rather optimistically large (as it turned out) starboard (clockwise) course was set.  The wind forecast was for the wind to ‘ease’ during the morning, it did, almost to nothing with the adults managing two laps and the juniors just one. Full report here – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 15 January 2023