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, chrisplayfair@gmail.com Details will be on the Poole Yacht Club Website

Southern Area Championship

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.