Next Class Events

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

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

Highcliffe SC Open

Isle of Sheppey SC Open is on 16th & 17th June and is preceeded on Friday 15th June by a Class Coaching day led by Adam Bowers, which is FREE to Osprey Class Association members.

Isle of Sheppey SC Open

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, Details will be on the Poole Yacht Club Website

Southern Area Championship

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.

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Full results at

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. , 01332 369751.

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Picture by Colin Jenkins.