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

Uzi  Power reach -photograph copyright Simon Edwards

Video from masthead of Osprey 'Jammy Dodger'!

After three days of hard racing at Mumbles, the wind finally expired on the final day.  After holding the fleet ashore, the Race Officer made a prompt decision to cancel sailing, as the breeze failed to arrive. 

Victors this year were DJ Edwards and Adam Bowers [see photograph below with Liza Chess presenting], reunited again in an Osprey, 20 years after their last sail together. Just two points behind were Terry Curtis and Peter Greig, with last year’s Champions Martin Cooney and Peter Frith a point adrift. 

The 2016 National Champions DJ Edwards [helm on left], Adam Bowers [crew on left] with Lisa Chess who presented prizes - photo copyright Alan Henderson

While all three leading teams had years of Championship sailing behind them, the class’s 2016 Nationals had a real theme of change, of re-invigoration of the class. The first Mark V Ospreys were part of the 36 boat fleet, but more important there was a big influx of new blood coming into the class, and competing very successfully.

Some of the “Nippers” - photograph copyright Alan Henderson

Winning crew Adam Bowers warmly welcomed the “Nippers” as he called them, most of whom had not yet been born when Adam and DJ last sailed an Osprey together! Three under 21 helms were in the top ten, and Adam was sure that it wouldn’t be long before he and his helm would be unable to fend off the youngsters’ challenge. Perhaps even at Poole next year in August at the class’s 60th Nationals? 

 

Final results, eight races, two discards;

1. D J Edwards & Adam Bowers, Tata SC and Castle Cove SC, 11pts

2. Terry Curtis and Peter Greig, Weymouth SC, 13pts

3. Martin Cooney and Peter Frith, Poole YC, 14pts

4. Piers Strong and Phil Angrave, Poole YC, 19pts

5. Richard and Mark Hartley, RYA, 35pts

 Full results

The Osprey Class would like to thank their welcoming hosts at Mumbles YC, and the sponsors of a memorable 2016 Osprey National Championships.

For further information about the class, see www.ospreysailing.org , or the Sail Osprey Facebook page. 

Full results at http://mumblesyachtclub.co.uk/results. 

Osprey class builder is Hartley Boats, who launched the new Mark V Osprey this year. This is the first Nationals at which the new Mark Vs are sailing. www.hartleyboats.com , 01332 369751. 

Class Press Officer Alan Henderson on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pictures by Colin Jenkins, Simon Edwards and Alan Henderson. 

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Rob - photograph copyright Colin Jenkins