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Publications History

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The following table lists for calendar years information

  • on publications by the Osprey Class of magazines and yearbooks
  • highest sail number
  • other significant events
Yearbook produced Not known if Yearbook produced No Yearbook produced

Where paper copies of magazines and yearbooks are available they are gradually being scanned and made available on this web site in PDF format. Note - some of the files are quite large. i.e. over 5 Mbytes. 

Year Highest Sail Number Comments Class Magazines (Known about)
1953   The prototype Osprey helmed by Ian Proctor won the Round the Isle of Wight Race.  
1955   Bell Woodworking asked Ian Proctor to revise design to make it easier for the boat too be self-built. This it is thought became the MkII.  
1957 102 First class yearbook issued  
1958   First National Championships were held at Saundersfoot SC, Pembrokeshire, Wales  
1959      
1960 150    
1961-62 260    
1962-63      
1963-64 408    
1964-65   1st GRP Osprey built by Paul Wright using a mould taken from Ian Proctor's Osprey "Fabulous"  
1965-66 517    
1967-68 682    
1969      
1970      
1971      
1972 900    
1973 940 Mark 3 layout approved at AGM.

May

December

Editor Peter Agnew

1974    969-999 were not issued, started again at 1000 with MkIII layout

March

December

Editor John Rayner

1975 1070  

April

July

December

Editor John Rayner
1976 1120  

July

December

Editor John Rayner
1977 1140  

July

December

Editor John Rayner
1978 1165 Silver Jubilee

October

Editor John Rayner

1979 1175  

May

Editor John Rayner
1980    

February (Newsletter)

April (Newsletter)

Newsheet 1

July (Newsletter)

October (Newsletter)

Editor(s) unknown
1981    

March

July

December

Editor Julian 'Tiger' Bridges

1982    

March

November

Editor Julian 'Tiger' Bridges

1983    

March

June

December

Editor Julian 'Tiger' Bridges

1984 1214  

March

July

October

Editor Dave Norris

1985     January

March

December

Editor Dave Norris

1986     March

July

December

Editor Dave Norris

1987     March

July

Editor Dave Norris

1988     March

July

Editor Dave Norris

1989     March

Editor Dave Norris

July

Editor Lisa Chess

1990    

January

March (Newssheet)

July

Editor Lisa Chess

1991    

March

Editor Lisa Chess

July

December

Editor Terry McDonald

1992     March (Broadsheet)

July

December

Editor Terry McDonald

1993 1279   March (Broadsheet)

July

December

Editor Terry McDonald

1994     March (Broadsheet)

July

December

Editor Terry McDonald

1995     March (Broadsheet)

July

December

Editor Terry McDonald

1996     March (Broadsheet)

July

December

Editor Terry McDonald

1997     March (Broadsheet)

July

December

Editor Terry McDonald

1998     March (Broadsheet)

July

December

Editor Terry McDonald

1999    

March (Broadsheet)

July

December

Editor Terry McDonald

2000    

March (Broadsheet)

July

Editor Terry McDonald

2001    

January

May (Newssheet)

July (Newssheet)

Editor Graham Mant

2002    

January

March

April (Newssheet)

July

December

Editor John Willey

2003   Golden Jubilee

July

December

Editor Dave Metcalfe

2004    

July

December

Editor Dave Metcalfe

2005 1301  MkIV version was approved at AGM.

July

December

Editor  Dave Metcalfe

2006 1317 1304-1309 were not issued, started again at 1310 with MkIV layout. The decision was made to leave a gap to allow for boats rumoured to be in build to be slotted in, Although these boats should already have been issued with a sail number when the building fee was paid.

December

Editor Dave Metcalfe

2007 1335  

December

Editor Dave Metcalfe

2008    

December

Editor Arthur Butler

2009 1342  

December

Editor Arthur Butler

2010    

December

Editor Arthur Butler

2011    

December

Editor Jerry Dixon

2012 1352  

December

Editor Jerry Dixon

2013 1355 Diamond Jubilee

December

Editor Jerry Dixon
2014 1356    
2015 1357  

January & May Newsletter

Editor Alan Henderson

     

 

 

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