Next Class Events

Hi all fellow Osprey sailors, We are busy finalising arrangements for the 2018 Tata Steel Sailing Club Osprey Open 2018 which is the first class event of 2018. Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are now available on the Tata Steel SC website. Please could you save & print the image and then place on your club noticebioard. If you want me to send you a paper copy then please give me a postal address and I’ll send one through . Looking forward to seeing you this year on the circuit, Andrew Osprey 1336 – Cariad Y Mor

Tata Steel Open

Blithfield Open

Blithfield SC are hosting the second class open meeting of 2018 on 28th & 29th April

Blithfield Open

Mounts Bay Open

The Mounts Bay Open is taking place on 5th & 6th May and it will be the third class event of the season.

Mounts Bay SC Open

Carsington SC Open

Carsington SC is hosting the fourth class open meeting of the 2018 season on 2th & 27th May

Carsington SC Open

Report by Ben Hawkes on 12th August 2017

The Osprey Nationals got under way with two races completed on Thursday within the harbour. Very patchy conditions with a up and down breeze which was also oscillating! Making it very tricky to tell what was happening up the beats. Matt Burge/ Stuart Maunder took honours for the first race with Piers Strong/Phil Angrave winning the second.

Day 2 featured our first day racing outside the harbour. Three races held in westerly breezes rising through the day to around 18 mph. We had two sausage triangle courses, then a triangle sausage for the last.

Again Burge/Maunder gained another bullet for the race. Martin Cooney/Peter Frith (who arrived in time for this start!) won the second race, and class veterans Terry Curtis/Peter Greig took the last race of the day.

At this point it was evident that the title would be very tightly contested between Burge/Maunder and Strong/Angrave.

Today (day 3) saw the breeze once again start off light and built up to 18 knots with the sun even making an appearance. With the battle getting ever tighter Curtis/Greig took a race win. With Burge/Maunder having a very quick swim this let Strong/Angrave get one over them.

However with both boats getting rid of their highest score they are now drawn on points with it all to play for in the harbour and on the final two races in light winds forecast. The question is on everybody's lips....who will get the edge tomorrow?

We would like to thank Marlow Ropes, Hartley Boats, North Sails, Rain and Sun covers, Seasure and Allen Brothers, for there continued support at this year's Nationals. Especially for the pintles and gudgeons as a few rudders have decided they've had too much.