Dinghy Reports

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

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.

This is a One Day Event with three races to be held “back to back”, with racing starting at midday and expected to be fully completed at 16:00 – IOM Copiers Easter Regatta 2024-Sailing Instructions.

There will be a Prize Presentation directly afterwards which will be followed by a complimentary Regatta Tea for all competitors, race officials, family, friends and social members.

As this event is part of the ‘Traveller Series’ it’s hoped that this Regatta will be fully supported. Competitors of all ages and capabilities are welcome! Please contact Ralph Kee, Dinghy Captain on 490704 or helen.j.kee@gmail.com for further details or check out our Facebook page.

Ramsey RNLI volunteers Kai and Connor manning the patrol boat. Helping out as part of the RNLI 200th Anniversary

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 only a few minutes late. The fleet consisted of one each Gull, Laser Standard rig, Enterprise, Laser 4.7, Hadron H2, Finn, 2 Laser Radials and no fewer than 3 Aero 5’s. Please click this link for the full report: Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 3 March 2024