Kielder Water SC were the welcoming hosts for the Osprey Scottish & Northern Championships, held on 9/10 September. Visitors from Coniston, Hayling Island, Carsington and Prestwick joined the hosts.
Mostly they were established teams, though one suffered some disruption as Kielder Commodore Alec Vallance had suffered an injury onboard his Osprey, and was unable to sail. Alec was promoted into making his debut as Race Officer instead. Undaunted though, His helm Graham Thumwood recruited a star substitute to take his place, as Alastair Raynard, best known for steering his super duper Mark V Osprey to End of Season and Inlands titles, made his debut at the front end of an Osprey. In a weekend of debuts, new Osprey team Chris Davies and Lorraine Ball came to their first Osprey Kielder open.