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
The 2014 Sailing Programmes can now be found on the relevant Dinghy & Yacht Tabs
1st Aid Course - Saturday 29th March
The Club will be running a 1st Aid Course, starting at 9.15 am and finishing at 4.30 pm.
The cost is £55 for members and £65 for non-members, and includes tea & coffee and a copy of St Johns 1st manual. Lunch will available to purchase.
Powerboat Course - Level 2 - Saturday & Sunday 5th & 6th April
The Club will be running a Level 2 Powerboat Course over 2 days, Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th April.
2014 Crane Dates
" All cruiser owners - please find attached copy of the cruiser lift in form. Lift in dates are Wednesday 16th April and Wednesday 30th April 2014. Mann Cranes are doing the lift with their 40 tonne crane. As ever bookings are on a 1st come basis, so please complete your form with payment as soon as possible. We regret that we have had to increase the fee this year as the lift is being shared between fewer boats. Copies of the form will also be available in the club foyer and at the harbour office."
Andy Green has added some photos to the Dinghy Photo Gallery of the Topper Fleet from somewhere around 2002. Have a look and let us know if you can identify any of the individuals shown. (Go to the Dinghy Tab and click on the Photo Gallery icon).
Social Dates for your diary
Forthcoming Events - Dates to be advised
Talk by Martin Allen about Cunard Ships
Basking Shark Presentation
Thursday 10th April - IOMYC Training - Parents Briefing
Sunday 13th April - IOMYC Open Invitation Lunchtime
Saturday 19th April - MSCC Easter Regatta
Saturday 26th April - IOMYC Fitting out Supper 7.30pm. Further details to follow.
Sunday 4th May - MSCC Round the Island Race
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th - IOMYC IOM Youth Championship
Saturday 24th -IOMYC Baker Tilly Round Mann Race
Sunday 8th - IOMYC Open 'Try-a-Sail' Day
Friday 13th, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th - IOMYC Regatta
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd - Douglas Regatta
Friday 27th, Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th - Marine Festival on Port St Mary Alfred Pier
Sunday 29th - PSCC Regatta
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th - MSCC Ramsey Regatta
Friday 25th, Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th - Peel Traditional Boat Festival
Sunday 10th - Laxey Regatta
Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st - IOM Dinghy Championships (held in Ramsey)
Saturday 13th - IOMYC Junior Prize Presentation
Sunday 14th - IOMYC RNMDSF Pico Challenge
Sunday 21st - IOMYC Barts Bash
Saturday 4th - IOMYC Laying Up Supper
Saturday 8th - IOMYC Annual Dinner
Sunday 7th - IOMYC Commodores Christmas Lunch
Friday 19th - IOMYC Christmas Carols & Quiz
See the Social Page Tab for more details of events coming up at the Yacht Club
- 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
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.
Mike Pridham on the Podium at Laser Worlds in Oman
Mike Pridham sailed consistently well over the week long campaign at the Laser Worlds in Oman.
Competing in the Laser Radial Grand Master division, Mike scored two 1st's, two 2nds and three 3rds during the 12 race series, which placed in 3rd Place overall at the end of the week out of 23 competitors.
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
The Full 2014 Sailing Programmes for both Dinghies and Cruisers will shortly be available on the appropriate Tabs at the top of the Page
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)
See the photos from this season so far and upload your sailing photos to our website to share your holiday / competition 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.