Ramsey Harbour

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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

Scenic view for the competitors

Report by Andrew Dean

A gale means 34 knots of wind and is dangerous for racing dinghies.  On Sunday there was still a gale warning at sea, and indeed there were many beefy gusts accompanied by rain to greet sailors on Sunday morning at West Baldwin reservoir.  But the direction of south means that the winds temper on their way up the Baldwin valley, and the gusts were becoming less severe, so we launched. Not before a couple of sailors decided that discretion was the better part of valour.  Therefore 9 boats entered each race, 4 RS Aero 7’s and one each of Aero 5, Finn, Laser Standard ,Laser Radial and  Devoti D-Zero. Click here for the full report – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 15 November 2020

Chris Hill and Phil Hardisty dusting off the Fireball

The clocks have gone back, there’s a definite nip in the air so it must be time to stop sailing in the relative warmth of the sea and head for the hills, West Baldwin reservoir that is!

Watling Streetworks have been very kind to continue their sponsorship of this popular dinghy racing series that runs from November through to March. Click this link for the full report – Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 8 November 2020.

Manx Sailing & Cruising Club are pleased to announce that once again Manx Utilities are allowing us to use West Baldwin Reservoir to hold our Winter Dinghy Series.

Weather permitting the first race of the ‘Watling Streetworks Winter Series’ will be on Sunday 1 November and every Sunday morning starting at 10.00am through to the 28 March 2021. There will be one race on Sunday 1 November with a later start of 11.00 to allow time for everyone to sort themselves out. Injebreck – Sailing Instructions 2020 2021 and Sailing-Area.

As part of the Conditions for Sailing and Boating on West Baldwin Reservoir (MSCC)2020 with Manx Utilities all boats must be cleaned before sailing on the reservoir.  This can be carried out on Saturday 31 October between 10.00 and 13.00 though cleaning solution will also be available each Sunday morning before racing. All competitors are also requested to read these Conditions for Sailing.

The charge for the entire series will be £50.00 per boat for Adults, £25.00 per boat for those under 16 or in full time education or a nominal fee for occasional sailors. You can book and pay here Injebreck Boat Parking & Race Fee.

Many thanks to Manx Utilities and Doug Watling of Watling Streetworks, who has very kindly agreed to once again be our sponsor for the season.

Donald Edwards retaining his Laser Regatta trophy

Manx Sailing & Cruising Club held their annual Laser Regatta in Ramsey Bay on Sunday after being postponed from Saturday due to the poor forecast.  This would feature five races (four to count), very close racing and with four different winners.

The event was open to dinghies of the Laser and ILCA (same thing, different name) which is an Olympic class, Standard rig men, the smaller Radial rig ladies.  They are also the current choice for the Island Games, which should have been held in Guernsey next year but has now been postponed for obvious reasons! Follow this link for the full write up – MSCC-Laser-Regatta-2020

Photo courtesy of Dave Kneale

Manx Sailing & Cruising Club are hosting their Laser Regatta this coming weekend in Ramsey Bay. It will be a one day event on Saturday 3rd October with the option of switching to the Sunday if the weather doesn’t play ball, Standard and Radial Classes, 4.7 and 8.1 Rooster (separate class if 3 or more) can compete for the overall.

Five short course, windward/leeward races, with one discard. If you don’t own a Laser, beg or borrow one (there’s plenty out there).

Please follow this link for the Sailing Instructions – Laser-Open-2020-Sailing-Instructions