Daisy & Emily in action

Write up by Jerry Colman

Despite a forecast of very little wind at all, 16 teams (including 5 youth teams) from 4 island yacht clubs assembled in Ramsey for the 2 day, 6 race 2022 Manx Yachting Association Isle of Man Dinghy Championships. The fleet launched in a light North-Westerly breeze to find an area of good breeze North of the harbour entrance with the committee boat anchored in the middle of it. 3 windward/leeward races of around 40 minutes each were completed with defending champion Phil Hardisty’s Ultimate 18 ‘King Penguin’ (presumably named in memory of their now departed yacht Albert Penguin) showing almost indomitable speed upwind which coupled with good starts saw the three man crew of Hardisty, Iain Fenna and Gary Proctor (IOMYC) taking the lead on day 1. For the full write-up click this link – MYA IOM Dinghy Championships 2022.