The Isle of Man Yacht Club is situated at the heart of the quaint fishing village of Port St Mary at the Southwest end of the Island. The club was founded in 1910, has over 400 members and moved into the present purpose-built premises in 1975. Read More about the History of the Club here
The club is a recognised RYA Training Establishment offering members a wide range of courses, both ashore and afloat.
Clubhouse, Membership & Boat Park
The purpose built Clubhouse has a training room, showers and a fully equipped kitchen on the ground floor and a bar and function room on the 1st floor. The Clubhouse can be booked for private functions and parties.
The Clubhouse now has free WiFi Access
Download IoM Yacht Club Forms & Documents
2013 Commodore's Lunch
This years Commodore's Lunch will be held on Sunday 8th December at the IOM Yacht Club 12:30 for 1 pm. Numbers are limited, so please book your places early - £15 per person (tickets from Fiona at the Bar).
Annual Dinner Dance
What a Ball! A fabulous time was had by all at the Club's Annual Dinner Dance held at the Falcon's Nest in Port Erin on Saturday 9th November. Commodore, and Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Phil Scott and an excellent job he did too.
It was a pleasure to welcome so many guests from the other Clubs around the Island with the event being a sell out
View more of the pictures on the Social Page, along with a list of the Prize winners.
The PICO Challenge Results
Ben Batchelor continued his winning streak to take overall 1st place in the Pico Challenge, beating James Walker into Runner Up spot.
For once the weather was calm to say the least, as Competitors have faced at least a Force 3+ for this event over the last few years. Sunday however proved to be un-seasonally warm with a light southerly breeze - perfect conditions for the smaller and younger sailors. 13 competitors took part - 6 Adults and 7 children, and it was good to see newcomers Christine Wright, John Harper and William Wright taking part. It was impressive to see how much all of the young sailors have improved, with some very tight racing and lots of tactics before the starts.
After completing the early rounds, Ben, James, Ffinlo Wright and Len Arnold had secured the win in each of their Flights and so were through to the semi-finals. First up were James and Len, and despite being well placed to squeeze James over the line, Len hadn't quite left himself enough room to clear the Committee Boat and had to go behind, leaving James free to race ahead. Race Officer, Russell Collister decided that an Umpire would be required for the next of the semi's - Ffinlo v's Ben. As expected, these two up & coming youngsters were very keen to gain the advantage and there were a lot of manoeuvres, nip & tucks before the start. It was very close between them all the way to the windward mark, but Ben just managed to get a nose (or a bow) ahead and held the lead until the finish to put himself in the final against James.
The Umpire thought he'd have to keep a close eye on the final pairing, but in the end Ben positioned himself perfectly, forcing James over the line at the Committee Boat end, and as James had to dip back to clear the line, Ben was able to establish a 30m lead. James did his utmost to pull him back, but the weather definitely favoured the lighter sailor and by the time they rounded the windward mark, Ben looked in a commanding position for the downwind leg.
Results: Overall winner & Junior champion - Ben Batchelor: Runner Up & best adult - James Walker
Flight Results: Flight 1 - 1st James Walker; 2nd John Dowling; 3rd Mike Newby
Flight 2 - 1st Len Arnold; 2nd John Harper; 3rd Christine Wright
Flight 3 - 1st Ffinlo Wright; 2nd Cameron Findlay; 3rd James Arnold
Flight 4 - 1st Ben Batchelor; 2nd Matthew Perry; 3rd William Wright; 4th Rory Donegan
2013 & 2014 Winter Courses
- The Club will be running the following Training Courses over the course of the 2013 / 2014 Winter Season:
- RYA Day Skipper
- RYA Diesel Engine
- RYA VHF Radio (GMDSS/SRC)
- Full details can be found on all the courses here
The Full 2013 Sailing Programmes for both Dinghies and Cruisers can be found on the Tabs above
If any of you (or junior members) know of any youngsters wanting to do a sailing course this year, please encourage them to get in touch (contact details below) as we have a few spaces left to fill. Training starts on
22nd April and runs for 12 weeks except for TT week.
The Club is thinking of running a course for adults at Stage 1 or possibly Stage 2 over two Saturdays in May.
2013 Crane In & Crane Out Dates
Social Dates for your diary
See the Social Page Tab for more details of events coming up at the Yacht Club
See the photos from this season so far and upload your summer sailing photos to our website to share your holiday experiences. Also the monthly photo draw may win you a framed copy of your photo. http://iomyc.piwigo.com/. See the Yachts, Motor Boats & Dinghy Pages for more information & quick links.