Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Round the Island Yacht Race

                                     Gone sailing

Another summer event, though the overcast skies may tell a different story for the race organised by the Manx Sailing and Cruising Club. Ramsey Harbour is the start of the island race, so a good vantage point for spectators and photographers to capture a sea full of competitors before the leaders make a break for it. The race has been run for over 50 years now, attracting both locals and competitors from towns like Fleetwood and Morecombe, across in the UK, and Dublin Ireland. As the Isle of Man is a little island i the Irish Sea, it's easy to access by air or ferry for both Ireland and UK.

The first race was held in Coronation Year and the main trophy was called the Coronation Cup. It's still the prize for the overall winner of Division Two. The contest in Division One, trophy called Ramsey Town Cup. The clubs also race for the Squadron Trophy ad this is awarded to the best three yacht team from any one club entered.

Not as famous as motorbike racing or cycling events we have here, but another sporting event for the adventurous, and another photo opportunity for us photographers of the island.

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Ramsey Mom said...

Interesting hun.

carol l mckenna said...

Unique photo and post for R !

Happy week to you,
artmusedog and carol
A Creative Harbor

William Kendall said...

I imagine that's as strenuous, if not more so, than cycling.

Anonymous said...

Lovely and peaceful sailing shot.

Gattina said...

I love to watch Yacht races !
ABC Wednesday

Roger Owen Green said...

a boat RACE is surprisingly exciting


Reader Wil said...

Anything about harbours filled with boats is interesting for me!.
I am a sailor's daughter.
Wil, ABCW Team

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Cool photo. I enjoyed the few times I've been sailing. It must be very exciting to be part of a race.

Anonymous said...

I'm always up for an event that makes for a good photo op!


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