Dinghy

MS&CC Dinghy Regatta 2024

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…

MS&CC Dinghy Regatta 2024 – 22 & 23 June

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…

IOM Copiers Easter Regatta 2024

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…

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 24 March 2024

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…

IOM Copiers Easter Regatta – Saturday 30 March

After the usual mix of weather over the winter on Injebreck it will be nice to return to the sea and the start of the MS&CC Summer sailing programme.  We hope to see as many competitors as possible in Ramsey Bay on Saturday 30 March to open our season with the IOM Copiers Easter Regatta.…

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 3 March 2024

Write up by Andrew Dean A glassy lack of breeze greeted the 11 strong fleet at Injebreck reservoir, with a few absences of the young hot shots, away training and attending college.  Therefore the fleet collectively decided to delay rigging, and patience was duly rewarded when a gentle southerly breeze filled in, and racing started…

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 25 February 2024

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…

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 18 February 2024

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…

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 11 February 2024

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…

Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 4 February 2024

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…