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National 18 - UK and Ireland Class Championship 2023

23rd - 28 July 2023

The IOMYC is delighted to welcome the National 18 ft class returning to the Island to host the Prosper² National 18ft Class Championship the "Cock of the North" after an absence of 13 years on the 23rd-28th July 2023. It will be fantastic to welcome friends old and new, to Bay ny Carrickey


Racing will be held over five days commencing on the Sunday evening with a practice session and first race. The final prizegiving dinner and party will be held on Friday evening - so make sure you don't plan to leave until Saturday.

Social Program

The Man, the Myth, the Legend, Pete Barlow will be heading up this year's social calendar. Further updates are to follow but you best get rehearsing now


The Island is accessible by both sea and air. As many competitors will be arriving with their boat in tow, ferry sailings leave from Heysham & Liverpool in the UK and from Dublin and Belfast if arriving from Ireland. The Island only has one ferry operator, the Isle of Man Steam Packet.

Bookings must be made through Steam Packet Holidays, please call the team on 01624 645777 or email and quote 'Isle of Man Yacht Event'.

Sailings Available from Dublin 10.45 (23/07) out Return Belfast 19:30 (29/07) - Sailings available from the UK daily either Heysham or Liverpool. Please consider that the landing stage at liverpool is tight and therefor the best option will be Heysham, when Towing.

For those travelling from Ireland, the ferry times will be:

Dublin to DouglasDouglas to Belfast
23/07/2023 at 10:45am29/07/2023 at 7:30pm


Car/Van (length 5m) + Trailer (length 5m) + 2 Passengers: £530 return (11% off best online special offer)

Each Additional metre £40 return

Additional Passengers

Adult: £47 return Child: £ 32 return

Due to the timing of the event, it is strongly recommended that you book your ferries early.


There are a number of accommodation options around Port St. Mary and a link to those options can be found in the attached documents. It is again, highly recommended that you book early as we have been made aware that spaces are filling up fast (not necessarily for the sailing)



Island Escapes

Glendown Camping

Arron House

Carrick Rooms

Shore Hotel

The Albert

Visit Isle of Man

Visit Isle of Man

Be sure to look at proximity to Port St. Mary, Taxi services in the week are not forthcoming and can be expensive.

Air Bnb

Be sure to look at proximity to Port St. Mary, Taxi services in the week are not forthcoming and can be expensive.

If you are struggling to find accommodation, please contact the club by email as we have a number of members who have offered accommodation, should it be required.


Entry can be made online via this website and is open, Late entries beyond 23/06/2023 will be subject to a £40 additional fee, so be sure to enter early as it helps us prepare the best experience for you. A further information pack will be sent to all entrants with 30 days to go.

Things to see and do

The Island has many things to do and is incredibly beautiful in places, We have scheduled a lay day for you all and if all goes to plan, you may wish to visit one or any of the following during your time off.



The following form part of this event:

Last updated 1:25pm on 22 February 2024

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