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

Fleet start in grey and damp conditions

Like many sporting events this year the IOM Copiers Easter Regatta was a victim of ‘Lockdown 3.0’.  This is traditionally the first regatta of racing on the sea and it still was when it was hosted by Manx Sailing & Cruising Club in Ramsey Bay on Saturday.

The ‘one day only’, three races all to count racing was held in a good south easterly, ranging from the mid to high teens of knots.  Had the sun been shining you could have called this champagne sailing, instead it was overcast with spitting rain that was barely noticed by the sailors.

For the full report follow this link: Lockdown-3.0-Regatta-2021

After cancelling so much of our season last year we decided that we would only postpone this event in the hope that Lockdown would end sooner rather than later. Thankfully it has so we hope to see as many competitors as possible in Ramsey Bay on Saturday 15 May for a midday start.

This is a One Day Event with three races to be held “back to back”, with racing starting at 12:00 and expected to be fully completed at 16:00 – IOM Copiers End of Lockdown 3.0 Regatta 2021-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 it’s part of the ‘Traveller Series’ it is hoped that this Regatta Event 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.

Thanks to inclement weather and Lockdown 3.0 this maybe the
final sailing we see on Injebreck this season

Write-up by Jerry Colman

Sunday morning brought an early taste of Spring to the fleet of 10 dinghies on West Baldwin reservoir in a moderate and almost warm Southerly breeze. This was quite a contrast to the last round of the Watling Streetworks Winter Series, held in a northerly blast with slivers of ice around the boats.

The start line works well with a Southerly so that everyone on the line at the gun has a good shot at winning clear air up the first beat, to no. 1 mark. Employing the ‘trigger’ technique accelerates the boat off the line at the gun and Ffinlo Wright (Aero 9) got it exactly right at the first start and was never headed thereafter. The breeze was a little stiffer nearer the left-hand end of the line and those of us starting towards the pin gained over those who started nearer the West bank. The header we encountered a little way in asked the question – how far into the header to sail before you tack? A little way further than first knock meant you could cross the fleet on port tack as they all approached on starboard. There were a few shouts nonetheless. A lot of thinking to do so early on a Sunday morning as well as the effort required to wrestle the boats upwind through the gusts, lulls and shifts. Follow this link for the full write-up – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 21 February 2021

The sun shone for the return to sailing after Lockdown 2.0

The Covid firebreak appears to have worked and has allowed the Watling Streetworks Dinghy Series to continue on West Baldwin reservoir.  As Storm Darcey raged around the Island, amid the shelter of the Baldwin valley racing took place on Sunday morning.  No mistaking the easterly wind, just above freezing and after the wind had wrapped itself around our hills, what reached the reservoir could best be described as ‘wind soup’.  From all directions, all strengths, including up and down, not forgetting those vicious calms, more of those later. Click this link for the full report – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 7 February 2021.

A gloomy day for the final races of 2020

While Storm Bella raged across the British Isles dinghy racing took place in the relative calm of the West Baldwin valley on Sunday morning.  This is the final racing of the 2020 season though the Watling Streetworks Winter Series of which this is part, will continue on to March 2021.

Conditions were similar to the Frostbite Regatta on Boxing Day, a bit gusty up the lake with the usual random calms but with a bit of added rain and hail just to top the year off. Click this link for the full report – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 27 December 2020