As we find ourselves thrust into midsummer (not the fictitious town with an alarmingly high crime rate) and following on from the recent announcement with regards to the clubhouse by the Commodore, we thought as a club it would be useful to summarise what is going on at the Isle of Man Yacht Club for members, new members and prospective members.
Firstly, to those who are new to the club, welcome! We very much look forward to seeing you throughout the summer in both social and sailing functions or just generally around Port St. Mary. If you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to ask as I’m sure members will be more than happy to assist. If you are unlikely to bump into anyone, there is always the Commodore’s hotline firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday 6th July – The club is officially re-open. As you will have seen from the recent communication, much effort has been spent pre and post lockdown, refurbishing the club and I for one will be waiting at the doors on the 6th July in order to spend time with you all in our fresh and fantastic facility. Cold, crisp white wine or refreshing brown beer, decisions, decisions!
An action packed July ahead for the dinghies which has seen fantastic turn outs following the border closures meaning that whilst the international event calendar may be suffering, the sailing calendar at the IOMYC is set for a bumper year.
– Thursday Nights – For those of you that are not aware, club racing has been moved to 19.30 every Thursday.
– Glenburn Trophy – The first 3 Thursday’s in the month (1st – 16th)
– Ramsey Regatta – July 4/5th This coming weekend will see the rescheduled Ramsey Regatta and inaugural event in the HR Gelling Travellers trophy following the cancellation of Easter regatta earlier this year. Start is at 10am on Saturday and 10.30am on Sunday. We hope to send good numbers from IOMYC so make sure it’s in your diary and I’ll see you there.
– Laser 2000 Challenge – 11th July – What could be more fun than team racing in the club’s new boats.
– IOMYC Regatta 25th/26th July – The second event in this year’s HR Gelling Travellers series. Second only to the dinghy champs, this promises to be great in the new club house with Barbeque to follow.
– Qualtrough Cup – The second half of the month’s Thursday’s, will be sailed for the Qualtrough Cup.
Keelboats are back on the menu and there have been some nice additions to the fleet whilst also seeing some changes as others step forward into new challenges.
Wednesday Night Racing – the main focus of the racing as always with a 19.00 start, most boats are always looking for crew unless you are the membership secretary who for some reason can’t get ride on any of them? Perhaps he is too choosey.
Isle of Man Cruiser and Keelboat Championships 11th/12 July – To be held at the IOMYC and we are looking forward to a strong local contingent to keep this prestigious title within the club walls. I know of two outsiders seeking to make their way down and claim the spoils. The usual BBQ will follow which will be £5 per head.
Douglas Regatta 18/19th July – After our go is the turn of our close neighbours just 10 miles up the coast. Think local and support our kindred clubs .
Adult Training Course – 18/19th July Sign up now on webcollect to learn to sail our new laser 2000 dinghies with our excellent friendly instructor, Chris.
Powerboat 2 Course 27/28th July – Fantastic to see that this is full after only a short time of advertising.
That’s enough from me and I hope to see you either on the water or in the shiny new Club House in the not too distant future.