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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Latest News

Andrew Dean leading the fleet

A drop in temperature, ice on the boat covers and a forecast of moderate Easterlies did not prevent a strong fleet of 13 boats from turning up to complete the February Series. Those with some experience at Injebreck knew that Carraghan and the other hills around the lake would split the wind, bounce it back where it came from and spin it in a continuing effort to prevent dinghies from sailing around any course the Officer Of the Day, Keith Poole, might choose. The spectacular view of the lake down from the Beinn-y-Phott road showed gusts wandering around the water in all directions and the initial sail from the dinghy park up to the start area confirmed that the Easterly effect was in full flow.  An initial gust from the South quickly turning East then coming quite strongly from the West before completing the boxing of the compass with a firm Northerly on the start line. So Keith set a starboard course up to mark 6 at the top of the lake then round 5, 2 and back to the start so a clockwise circumnavigation for a change. Click this link for the full report – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 25 February 2024

Jim Whitelegg – winner of Race 1

Another forecast of 8 to 10 knots maybe gusting 11 or 12 West with sunshine was not enough to deter some of our regulars from hopping off the Island to go sliding down mountains on planks but the fleet of 10 boats who stuck with it were rewarded with a pretty balmy morning (after the drizzle had stopped) with the temperature heading for 13 or 14ᵒ C in the sun. Not bad for mid-February.

The breeze couldn’t decide which way to blow over the lake but set mainly from the South at the Southern end, West in the middle and North at the top, with areas of not much at all around the start line.  This made course setting a bit of a challenge for our keen-eyed OOD Keith Poole who looks at the angles boats are sailing at before setting us off on a course with hopefully a beat, a run and some reaching and if at all possible a bit of wind to make it all happen. Full report is here – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 18 February 2024

A calm day for a change!

A forecast of 8 to 10 knots maybe gusting 11 or 12 West with sunshine attracted a fleet of 14 boats including some of our old (and one new) favourites ensuring some interesting manoeuvring at the starts and round the early marks. Westerly conditions at Injebreck tend to be gusty, shifty and highly variable depending on where you are on the lake so astute observation and experience gained over the years will both pay off if employed to best effect. Click on the link for Jerry’s full report – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 11 February 2024

Dave Batch and Tom Watterson leading the fleet in testing conditions

With Peter and Max Cope absent, allegedly 21st birthday partied out from the night before, the field was wide open for new challengers to reach for glory in the first 2 races of the Watling Streetworks February Series.  The ferry was cancelled and the forecast said 25 knots gusting 42 Westerly from 1000 onwards, building slightly. The 0900 forecast however was only 15 knots and not so gusty and so it was when the increased fleet of 9 dinghies assembled at the dinghy park. It was good to see Lettie Hyett giving it a go in the Laser 4.7 although sister Roo had checked the forecast and decided to go kayaking instead. A rigging issue prevented Lettie from making the first race but she courageously made it to the start of the second race despite the forthcoming carnage. Dad Jason persevered with the Laser Standard while  Andrew Dean and Bob Love completed the Laser fleet in their Radials. Collectively they did demonstrate that the Laser can be a bit dynamically unstable going downwind in big gusts. Click here for the rest of Jerry’s report – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 4 February 2024

Winners of the January Series – Peter & Max Cope

Peter and Max Cope took the Kara Cup for the January Watling Streetworks Series at Injebreck in style with two bullets on a very windy Sunday at Injebreck on Sunday. Anyone who completed the course deserves props for guts and skills and mostly for repeated recovery from multiple capsizes of all modes.

Click here for the full report – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 28 January 2024