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

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

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Picture by Colin Jenkins.