Next Class Events

Carsington SC Open

Carsington SC is hosting the fourth class open meeting of the 2018 season on 26th & 27th May. It is also the Inland Championships. The Inlands are preceeded on Friday 25th May by a Class Coaching Day led by Tim Rush; this coaching day is FREE to members of the Osprey Class Association

Inland Championship at Carsington SC

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

Highcliffe Open

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

Highcliffe SC Open

Poole YC

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

Report by Alan Henderson and photographs copyright (c) Stuart Moss

The Scottish Sailing Institute/ Largs SC hosted an open meeting for Ospreys, plus the Scottish Championship for Lasers and Radials, on June 18/19. There was sunshine but no wind initially, but a nice Southerly breeze arrived in the afternoon, allowing three races in summery conditions.

The first day’s racing was very close, with race wins shared between Viola and Mike Scott and Rob Shaw/ Ian Little, while Alan Henderson/ Alastair Barrie split the two with a string of second places. Sunday was greyer with winds up to 12mph at times, and the fleet sailed on Olympic triangles as a change from Saturday’s trapezoids. The first two races went to Rob, but a last race win by Viola gave her the open, with the top three separated by just two points after the six races.


This was a new venue for the Osprey class, and Viola Scott declared, “Largs is a really nice place to sail! Lovely big stretch of open water, and the race management really was good.

1.    Viola and Mike Scott, Kielder Water SC, 8pts
2.    Rob Shaw and Ian Little, Kielder Water SC, 9pts
3.    Alan Henderson and Alastair Barrie, Prestwick SC, 10pts.

Next Osprey opens coming up are the WS (National Series) event at Poole YC, and the South Wales series event at Tenby. Both are on June 25/26. 

June 30 marks the end of the early entry discount period for entries to the Osprey Nationals at Mumbles from 11-14 August.