Next Class Events

Carsington SC Open

Carsington SC is hosting the fourth class open meeting of the 2018 season on 26th & 27th May. It is also the Inland Championships. The Inlands are preceeded on Friday 25th May by a Class Coaching Day led by Tim Rush; this coaching day is FREE to members of the Osprey Class Association

Inland Championship at Carsington SC

The Solent Forts Race is a long-distance event set in the Eastern Solent, with Hayling Island and Portsmouth to the North and the Isle of Wight to the West. It is the first event in the 2018 Allen Endurance Series.

Solent Forts Race

Highcliffe Open

The Highcliffe Open [joint event with Contender Class] is taking place on 9th & 10th June.

Highcliffe SC Open

Poole YC

Poole Open Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July 2018 Come to Poole Yacht Club for the usual excellent racing with our fleet of 17 home boats. Once again we are joining with the Contender fleet (separate starts) On the Saturday evening, we have arranged a repeat of last year’s “Mid-summer Madness”; LIVE MUSIC and a bar extension till midnight. In 2017 this was PYC’s event of the year. Why not bring your partner and join us in 2018. There are spaces for camper vans and we may be able to find beds for some lucky visitors. Contact Chris Playfair: 07952551524, chrisplayfair@gmail.com Details will be on the Poole Yacht Club Website

Southern Area Championship

2016 Osprey Nationals, Mumbles YC, 11-14 August

Mumbles Yacht Club kept the Osprey Nationals on a roll with the third successive day of the full programme of races in good sailing conditions. Bright sunshine added to the more benign wind conditions, starting at 10 kts  for the first two races, while the third race included some passages of very light winds, as the breezes waned. 

There have now been eight races sailed in the Championship, with another two scheduled for tomorrow, and the leaderboard is tightening. All three races today had different winners, as competitors struggled to make sense of the shifty breezes.

Championship positions have tightened today, with Edwards and Bowers now only two points ahead of Curtis and Greig, while Cooney and Frith are lurking just a point further behind, setting up a very close contest for the Championship tomorrow in this very competitive class. 

Youngest competitor today was 13 year old Jack Cawsey-Williams, who had the chance to sail with the eldest competitor, 73 year old Willie Crichton. They enjoyed sailing one of the brand new Mark V Ospreys.  

 

Overall positions after Day 3, eight races, two discards;

  1. D J Edwards & Adam Bowers, Tata 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 are grateful to the following sponsors of the 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. , or 0754 9834061. 

Pictures by Colin Jenkins.