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

Today was the first three race day at this year’s Osprey Nationals at Mumbles YC on 12 August.

Start line photo by Colin Jenkins

Breezes were offshore again, rising during the day to around 17 kts for the final race. Three races were held, all on Olympic triangles, of two triangles and one sausage. So the fleet enjoyed plenty of varieties of reaching, including quite frequent two sail reaches.

Winds continued to be quite shifty and patchy, even when the breezes picked up.

Yesterday’s leaders, DJ Edwards and Adam Bowers, from Tata SC, continued their form, taking a win in the first race of the day, followed by a second and third. The second race went to Martin Cooney and Peter Frith, while the windiest race of the afternoon went to heavyweights Terry Curtis/ Pete Greig. Piers Strong and Phil Angrave scored well in two races, but added a DSQ.

Overall, Edwards and Bowers lead, from Curtis/ Greig, with Strong/ Angrave close behind. The top ten includes three Under 21 helms, demonstrating the new blood which is coming into the class.

There are two days to go, with another five races scheduled.

 

Overall top 5 positions after Day 2, five races, one discard;

  1. D J Edwards & Adam Bowers, Tata SC, 7pts
  2. Terry Curtis and Peter Greig, Weymouth SC, 10pts
  3. Piers Strong and Phil Angrave, Poole YC, 11pts
  4. Martin Cooney and Peter Frith, Poole YC, 13pts
  5. Kevin Francis and Phil Male, Castle Cove SC, 26pts

 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.

 

Picture by Colin Jenkins.