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

Photograph (c) Alan Henderson

At the Osprey End of Seasons at Rutland on October  22/23, feathers were ruffled by a cool F2/3 coming from the north east, over the dam. A class of 17 Ospreys shared the waters with Contenders and Hornets at a joint open. Ospreys came from Coniston to South Coast plus one from Wales.

The event was the last of the Osprey class’s 2016 national traveller series, so all were eager to make their mark.

Adrenaline levels rose further as rigging and launching was helped by stirring music from the club’s PA system (dambusters ?!!). The racing was close and exciting for 5 races over the weekend, but was well behaved and good natured. There was little shouting, the only problem was when two bunched fleets arrived at the leeward mark together but on different legs.

On the first day, Alastair Raynard and Rob Burdekin, who only joined the class a couple of months ago, led the way with wins in the first two races, while new combination Ben Hawkes and Peter Greig also showed promise by winning the third race. Raynard led overnight from Hawkes in second, with Chris Gould and Nick Broomhall close in third.

One of a number of big names who suffered on the first day, Martin Cooney and Peter Frith returned to form on the Sunday with the best scores of the day, but Raynard and Burdekin took top three places in both races to secure their first Osprey open win, and the first open win for a Mark V Osprey, the new epoxy Osprey which was launched this year. Cooney and Frith just edged into second overall ahead of Gould and Broomhall. Showing the variety of boats at the front, Cooney was sailing a wooden boat, while Gould competed in an FRP Mark IV.


Results
1. Alastair Raynard and Rob Burdekin, Carsington, 7pts
2. Martin Cooney and Peter Frith, Poole YC, 13pts
3. Chris Gould and Nick Broomhall, Blithfield SC, 13pts
4. Ben Hawkes and Pete Grieg, Wimbleball SC, 14pts
5. Emma Stevenson and Tim Bowden, Weymouth SC, 21pts.