2018 NATIONALS ENTRY FORM

All those still considering entering please note the entry close date of the 10th August as per the NOR. Anyone turning up on Thursday 16th August expecting to enter is very likely going to be refused entry.

Any potential competitor needs to complete the online entry form only. Once this is complete the club can contact them directly via email to firm up plans.

2018 NATIONALS CLOTHING

At vast expense we've hired a top model to show off this year's Osprey Nationals clothing. Big choice of products, from T Shirts to polos to hoodies, vest tops, etc etc. All supplied by Azure Logo Embroidery. If you order before 9th August, your clothing should be made up and delivered straight to you at the Osprey Nationals, ready to wear. Products can be made up with your sail number and boat name, as well as the Osprey Sailing, and Osprey Nationals 2018 branding. Big choice of colours as well as of clothing products. Look out for our special artwork on the back.

Next Class Events

The 2018 UK National Championship takes place from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th August hosted by Weymouth Sailing Club. There were 39 entries before the early entry deadline of 23:59 BST on Saturday 30th June. How many more to enter?

2018 UK National Championship

Burnham Regatta takes place from 2th August to 27th August

Burnham Regatta

Scottish & Northerns - Keilder

The event takes place on 8th & 9th September. More details to come.

Scottish & Northerns - Keilder

A 40-mile clockwise circumnavigation of the Isle Of Sheppey in north Kent organised by IOS Sailing Club. The UK's longest annual dinghy, cat & board race! Open to all classes of dinghy, catamaran & sailboard. Sea, river & estuary sailing with tidal conditions. More information by clicking image or title.

Round Isle of Sheppy

The Round the Island Race is scheduled for 15th or 16th September 2018. The NoR, Entry Form and Equipment Checklist are all now available. Entries are limited to twenty boats, this is the most that we consider we have the facilities to deal with. More information by clicking image or title.

Round the Island Race

Report by Alan Henderson - All photographs, except one, courtesy and copyright of  David Currier

The newest Osprey [1368] is bright and easily spotted!

What all sailors need is wind, and hosts Carsington SC were generous to a fault.  Plenty of breeze on the first day, and just a little bit more to make the second day even more interesting.  Competitors at the Osprey Inlands enjoyed a fantastic weekend, with full size triangle sausage Championship courses laid on both days, with good size beats and perfect downwind angles to allow exciting spinnaker reaches.

Race 1 went to one of the class’s leading lady helms, Alexandra Willis, crewed by Nick Willis, from Hayling Island. But local heroes Alastair Raynard and Rob Burdekin stayed close in second place, pushed onwards by another young lady helm, Emma Stevenson, crewed by Tim Bowden, both from Weymouth SC. But Reynard and Burdekin managed one better to win both of the remaining races on the Saturday, amid rising winds which caused gear damage to one or two boats. The Willis’s took second place in Race 2, with Alec Mamwell/ Ian Little from Kielder in third. In the third race Emma Stevenson took second, with the generously proportioned Mamwell/ Little team enjoying the brisk conditions to add another third place.  Overnight, Raynard led, with the leading ladies separated by a whisker in the other podium places.

Carsington’s generosity extended that evening to bounteous quantities of lovely hors d’oeuvres, as the sailors awaited an excellent meal in the clubhouse. And the meals were served as rapidly as the races were turned around!

Sunday brought forecasts of 19 mph, gusting 38, but the sailors were not deterred. They explored the outer limits of rig settings- how far could you rake your mast, how much can you bend it without it going ping and can you fit a flattener?  But after they had duly stressed their rigs, they enjoyed a second day of excellent racing, with two races in the morning.

In the first race, Raynard and Burdekin, who were going very well most of the time in their Mark V Osprey, made a rare mistake, and took a dip on a crash tack under pressure from Stevenson. Gazing above the lake, competitors enjoyed  a flyby by the Red Arrows. But there were no aerobatics by Stevenson and Bowden, who turned on the afterburners  to win, from newcomers to the class Steve Leaney and John Roberts, from Blithfield. The Willis’s took third to remain well in the mix.

After their barrel roll left them needing a good result in the final race, Raynard and Burdekin clinched the Inlands title with their third win of the weekend. They thus added the Inlands title to the End of Season title last year. Stevenson took third in that race to take second overall, with the Willis’s in third overall.

Photograph courtesy and copyright Alan Henderson

Carsington supplied prizes as generous as their supply of breeze, and these included many items from sponsor Hartley Boats, builders of the Mark V Osprey.
Top 5 Results
1.    Alastair Raynard/ Rob Burdekin, Carsington SC, 5pts
2.    Emma Stevenson/ Tim Bowden, Weymouth SC, 9pts
3.    Alex/ Nick Willis, Hayling Island SC, 10 pts
4.    Alec Mamwell/ Ian Little, Kielder WSC, 12 pts
5.    Alan Henderson/ Alastair Barrie, Prestwick SC, 20 pts.

Full results at

http://www.carsingtonsailingclub.co.uk/results/open-events/2017-open-events/osprey-inland-championships-2017

or

for slightly different view with 1, 2 & 3 in each race highlighted and sorting available go to

http://results.sailwave.com/ospreyclass/2017%20Inland%20Championship.htm