Although the Ayre Club first started shooting on its Blue Point range in 1976, for a few years prior to that, clay shooting was organised in a gravel pit at the Point of Ayre. Shooting took place in the summer, on Wednesday evenings with a few manual traps and 10 clays each!!
A nucleus of those shooters decided that a more permanent site be sought. The present ground at Blue Point was located and rented from local farmer, John Sayle.