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Isle of Man

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Isle of Man Weather Forecast

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Monday - Light Cloud
Minimum: 14C, Wind Direction: North Easterly
Wind: Good 6mph, Pressure: 1020mb
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Tuesday - Sunny Intervals
Maximum: 17C, Minimum: 14C
Wind: 9mph Easterly, Visibility: Good, Sunrise: 06:52 BST, Sunset: 19:33 BST
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Wednesday - Sunny
Maximum: 17C, Minimum: 14C
Wind: 8mph Easterly, Visibility: Very Good, Sunrise: 06:54 BST, Sunset: 19:30 BST

Isle of Man Information

There is a tremendous variety of sailing from the Isle of Man - suitable for both experienced sailors and the novice, from the comparative calm of Douglas and Ramsey bays, to the rugged coastlines of the north and south of the Island. Whether its leisurely cruising or exhilarating racing, the Island is an ideal location. In addition, dinghy racing is becoming extremely popular, with regular races held on Sundays during the winter at Baldwin reservoir. The Round the Island Yacht Race is a major event in the Island's sailing calendar, but throughout the year there is a wide variety of races and trials to test sailing skills.

Besides the four main harbours mentioned below, there are good anchorages at Castletown and Derbyhaven in the south east, Laxey Bay in the east, and Port Erin in the south west. Most of the harbours are on the east coast, although, a visit to the west coast with its contrasting scenery is worthwhile.

Douglas

Shelter: good expect in the NE to S'ly winds. Heavy seas run in during NE gales. Beware of commercial traffic.

Ramsey

Shelter: good expect in NE winds. Harbour dries. Beware commercial traffic movements.

Peel

Shelter: good except in strong NW to NE winds when entry should not be attempted. Inner harbour dries.

Port St Mary

Shelter: good except in strong E/SE winds. Inner harbour dries.
Acknowledgement: DOTL

Isle of Man Yacht Club 01624 832088
Douglas Bay Yacht Club 01624 621823
Manx Yachting Association 01624 621823
Manx Sailing and Cruising Club 01624 813494
Peel Sailing and Cruising Club 01624 842390

Tourist Information +44 (0)1624 686766
Local
Airport 01624 821600
Castletown 01624 825005
Port St Mary 01624 832101
Port Erin 01624 832298 / 835858
Peel 01624 842341
Ramsey 01624 817025
Onchan 01624 621228
Ballasalla 01624 822531

Island Laws
Similar seatbelt laws to those in the United Kingdom and elsewhere apply and visiting drivers should negotiate our narrow roads and lanes with care. It is an offence on the Island to use a mobile phone whilst driving. In some of the larger towns and villages Parking Discs are required (obtainable from Isle of Man Steam Packet vessels, the Sea Terminal, airport, car hire companies and local Commissioners Offices).

The Island has a strong anti-drugs policy and illegal possession of banned substances can lead to a jail sentence if found guilty.

Trailer caravans are not permitted on the Isle of Man, without a permit. However, self-propelled motor caravans are welcome, as are tenting campers.

Licensing Laws
Liberal new Isle of Man legislation has introduced 24-hour opening for pubs, bars and off-licences. This means that all licensed premises, including nightclubs, restaurants and the Douglas casino now have the option to serve alcohol 24 hours a day.



Comments (21)
13/02/2011 @ 5:29 pm
#1 - Greg
Just had the best fish n chips ever at the Chartroom!!!! very nautical too....try it.
16/03/2011 @ 11:45 pm
#2 - Edward W. Clucas
where would one store a 12meter boat for the winter ?
many thanks
13/06/2011 @ 10:26 am
#3 - Brenda.
Anyone know where I can get hold of old metal/aluminum trawl net floats?
13/06/2011 @ 2:23 pm
#4 - Steve
Try Douglas Harbour 01624 626403
07/04/2012 @ 8:21 am
#5 - Frańcis and crew
Stopping overnight with crew in Douglas next month. Anybody have info on reasonable rates?
08/04/2012 @ 6:11 pm
#6 - HG CREW
Hi Francis And crew
Look under our "Accommodation" section at the top of this page if you need somewhere to stay.
We are updating the Isle of Man soon and will be adding a wider choice of businesses including places to stay.
11/04/2012 @ 1:39 am
#7 - David
Just to let you know,Chapters restaurant no longer there (on your side banner) tried the Thai restaurant which is linked to Chapters banner,excellent.In fact quite a lot of changes over last 2 years.
11/04/2012 @ 2:04 am
#8 - Sue and friends
If looking for permanent berths,try Castletown .Good rates and changing very fast.Keep up the good work.Have been using site for 5 years now and especially like the new maps.Au revoir.
16/04/2012 @ 6:12 am
#9 - Paul H.Guides
Looking forward to updating Isle Of Man at some point this week,keep an eye out for me(see meet the crew)on home page.
20/04/2012 @ 9:39 am
#10 - Greg and crew
Glad to hear you are updating, we use your guides quite a lot on our travels and we did notice that this Island needs renewed information.Look forward to seeing whats on when we visit in September..
Thanks
20/04/2012 @ 9:46 am
#11 - Harbourguides Crew
Hi Greg. Paul Smith is arriving on the island this weekend and is going to be there for the next three weeks updating our guide, so rest assured that when you next visit all will be updated with some great new services.
Make sure you mention Harbourguides when using them
Thanks
21/05/2012 @ 10:03 pm
#12 - Vic P
I tried Port Jack Chippy at the north end of the Douglas Prom, toward Onchan, and it's excellent. It was a dine-in room as well as a take-away counter so either you can have their excellent Fish 'n Chips there or get them for take-away and just walk across the street and sit on the grass knoll overlooking Douglas, the Prom, and the Tower of Refuge. Neat!
03/10/2012 @ 8:25 am
#13 - Pablo
Pizza King is one of the best takeaways I have ever been to,Ace.
26/02/2013 @ 5:01 pm
#14 - Alexander
Can you give me the list of Sailing Yacht charter companies in the Isle of Man. Thanks
27/02/2013 @ 8:21 am
#15 - HG Crew
Here are a few Yacht charters Alexander:
http://www.ibboatcharter.com/
http://www.douglasbayyachtclub.com/local.htm
http://www.charterboats-uk.co.uk/claireanne/
Just copy the URL of the above to visit the sites.
Hope this helps
HG Crew
05/06/2013 @ 8:38 am
#16 - Elizabeth and crew
Tip of the week:-) If first time sailing into Douglas, hire a car and drive round the .TT course ( providing no one on it at time sailing ) we chose Smarthire , cheap and good on fuel.
05/07/2013 @ 9:08 am
#17 - Oscar
Just tried Just for You [ massage ] for injured neck muscles, very good.
25/08/2013 @ 11:27 am
#18 - Ryan-Dublin
Portofino is fairly new to harbour, but is a lovely fine dining restaurant at decent prices.
29/09/2013 @ 8:32 am
#19 - Wilf, Anne, and Tony ll
Have had a pleasant 2 night stay at Wellbeck Hotel very down to earth people and family run, and is in a nice quite area just off the prom,
14/11/2013 @ 9:12 am
#20 - Jules
Bottom Line are a really efficient outfit, and are just outside of Douglas .
17/12/2013 @ 8:04 am
#21 - Gemma
If we decide to include Isle of Man on our adventures in Jan, is it Worth renting a car? and is there a lot to see?
Never been before.
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Business Reviews (8)
22/06/2014 @ 7:46 am
Rossborough Insurance Limited by Douglonian
News to me that this bunch had an office here, and I live here!!
12/06/2014 @ 9:01 am
Smart Hire by Jenson Button (not that one)
Rent one of these and get round the T T course, quite nippy.
07/01/2013 @ 1:02 am
Manx Marine by Stephen
Good stocks, friendly advice and super service.
13/08/2012 @ 10:49 am
Bottomline Ltd. by Bob Douglas (Stormy Rival)
Monday 6th August we motored into Douglas and moored up at the pontoon. The problem we had was that when we had the engine on the bilges kept filling with water. We thought we needed a new exhaust pipe so we contacted Bottomline marine. When Dean came out he quickly found that an overflow pipe had come loose and sorted the problem within minutes. He was very polite, very professional and he didn't charge us for his time. I would recommend his services to any skipper with a problem. Someone to keep note of.
20/05/2012 @ 11:55 am
Manila Restaurant by PAUL (Harbour Guides)
PO PIA PHED(duck rolls)
NEUA KRA -PROW(stir fried beef with with chillies,fine beans,onions and Thai basil) is the way to go. ENJOY. Oh make you sure you book early.
20/05/2012 @ 11:43 am
The Lime Tree by Paul H.GUIDES
Would suggest Manx queenies to start,and Manx fillet.with (triple cooked chips) excellent.
20/05/2012 @ 11:33 am
The Marine Hotel by John
Massive portions,and lovely with it.
28/04/2012 @ 9:03 am
Acacia Boutique Hotel by Paul
Had a look at the rooms yesterday in hotel,absolutely amazing.One room has biggest bed I have ever seen,and the views are stunning.New to the island but worth checking out for sure.

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