2018 Wilkinson Sword Trophy

The current standings with two events left in the series:

  • End of Season Final Fling at Rutland SC on 29th & 21st October [joint meeting with 420, Contender & Hornet classes]
  • Shoreham Open on 28th October, [this is a rearranged date after original event was cancelled due to strong wind forecast]

Shoreham rerun is happening on the 28th October as a one day event everybody is welcome. I will open the bar on Saturday if people want to come the day before. We are planning an 11 o'clock start.
John & Caz

Next Class Events

First event in the Sailing SouthWest 2018/2019 Series at North Devon YC on Saturday 6th October

Wrecker Pursuit Race

The now traditional end of season event at Rutland SC on 20th & 21st October. Joint event with 420, Contender & Hornet Classes.

End of Season Final Fling

Second event in the Sailing SouthWest series at Penzance SC on 4th November

Penzance Pirate

First event of the 2018/2019 Selden Sailjuice Winter Series at Draycote Water SC on 17th & 18th November.

Draycote Dash

Next event in the Sailing SouthWest 2018/2019 Winter Series at Paignton SC on 2nd December

Christmas Cracker

2016 Osprey Nationals, Mumbles YC, 11-14 August

35 teams came to the Osprey Nationals, sponsored by Hartley Boats, at Mumbles YC for a first day’s racing on 11 August. It was the 15th time the Osprey class had picked Wales to host a Nationals, and it was a Welsh team, from nearby Tata SC, which ended the day on top. DJ Edwards and Adam Bowers took two second places to lead. They did not have it all their own way, with race wins going to other teams.

In the first race, Terry Curtis and Peter Greig led to the windward mark, while Mick Greenland and Lee Marriott showed the potential of the brand new Mark V Ospreys by lying second at the windward mark. In 16 knots of breeze, Curtis and Greig took the race, with Edwards second and Piers Strong/ Phil Angrave in third.

The breeze dropped to around 12 knots for the second race, and Martin Cooney/ Peter Frith carved out a huge lead by the windward mark, going on to win. But Edwards stayed in touch with a second place, with Strong/ Angrave in third. 

 

Positions after Day 1, two races;

1. D J Edwards & Adam Bowers, Tata SC, 4pts

2. Terry Curtis and Peter Greig, Weymouth SC, 5pts

3. Piers Strong and Phil Angrave, Poole YC, 6pts

4. Martin Cooney and Peter Frith, Poole YC, 7pts

5. Kevin Francis and Phil Male, Castle Cove SC, 11pts

 

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.