Over 100 years ago in the South of the Isle of Man, in the small fishing village of Port St Mary, the Isle of Man Yacht club was formed and met in various hotels before holding its first race in 1911. In 1975 it moved to the current purpose built premises and now has over 400 members.
During your Manx holiday if you decide to take the famous Manx Steam Railway from Douglas, Port St Mary is the second to last stop and a short walk through the village will bring you to the Yacht Club building.
As well as a training room, showers and a fully equipped kitchen the clubhouse now has free WiFi and can be booked for private functions and parties.
As a fully recognised RYA training establishment the Isle of Man Yacht club offers a range of shore-based and practical courses. These cover dinghies, cruisers and power-boats. The club also runs RYA VHF Radio courses for members and non-members.
The popular nature of sailing on the Isle of Man means there are regular sailing competitions and races and the club can provide you with the details of upcoming races.
Further information can be found on the Isle of Man Yacht Club website.