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

The sailors who braved the conditions working hard!

Write-up by Keith Poole

There were a good number of sailors in attendance ready for races Five and Six of the January Series for the ‘Shipyard Trophy’, part of the Watling Streetworks Dinghy series on West Baldwin reservoir.

Enthusiasm was initially high but soon the dark patches on the water showing where the gusts were grew more frequent, more varied in direction and noticeably heavier is strength, this was enough for half the fleet to be put back to bed so only seven ventured out to the start. For the full report follow this link – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 16 January 2022

Jerry Colman chasing down Peter Cope

Write-up by Jerry Colman

The third and fourth races of the January Watling Streetworks Injebreck dinghy races took place on Sunday with a brisk and gusty westerly breeze and brightening conditions as the sun rose over the southern spurs of Carraghan and Slieau Ree. 12 boats from four of the Island’s sailing clubs hit the start line at 1000, all hoping for a shift or a gust in their favour that was denied to all the rest. With the wind blowing across the reservoir there was a good deal of reaching (with the wind blowing across the boat’s heading). This is the fastest point of sailing where the boats can accelerate rapidly up to planing speeds, lifting the bows out of the water and sending plumes of spray to port and starboard as the crews hang on towards the stern to avoid nose-diving. Click here for the full report – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 9 January 2022

Peter Cope leading the fleet over the start line.

A New Year and a new series of races for the Watling Streetworks dinghy racing on West Baldwin reservoir.

Thirteen crews took to the water but a few healthy gusts quickly reduced this number to eleven, Mike Swales suffered gear failure (verified) and Jim Whitelegg just thought better of it. As it turned out the wind settled down nicely, mostly up the valley for the two races and the sun even decided to join in which made for a very pleasant morning. Click her for the full report – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 2 January 2022

Teddy Dunn receiving the S E Quayle cup from Ian Quayle

Write up by Keith Poole

The Frostbite Pursuit Race for the S.E. Quayle Cup took place on Boxing Day, with the weather forecast for 20 Knots plus and with rain it was not looking very promising.

West Baldwin Reservoir is a strange place weather-wise so it’s always worth taking the trip, as it turned out the surrounding hills provided a great deal of shelter from the Southeast winds, too much, possibly, with very patchy conditions it was a shame the same could not be said about the rain. Click this link for the full report – Frostbite Regatta 2021

Batch and Peter fighting it out!

Report by Andrew Dean, from the back of the fleet

Despite there being force 5 or 6 winds forecast for the Irish Sea, there were calm patches at West Baldwin reservoir when the fleet arrived to rig the dinghies on Sunday.  Unfortunately the wind failed to fill in during the morning,   A healthy fleet of 16 boats launched consisting of 3 RS Aero7’s, 4 Laser radials, 2 Finns, 2 Aero 5’s, 2 D Zero blue rig and one each Laser standard, Enterprise and father-of-the-fleet Jim Whitelegg’s Gull.  Quite a variety to watch. Full report can be read here – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 12 December 2021.