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

Emma Stephenson 7th overall and leading Lady Helm with crew Tim Bowden in 1175 - pictures copyright Mike Rice/ www.fotoboat.com

COONEY AND FRITH TAKE OSPREY NATIONALS

New Osprey National Champions were crowned today, 26 July, at Highcliffe SC, after no racing was possible on the final day today. The Championship was decided on seven races, over three days of different wind strengths and directions, giving an excellent test for the 34 teams.

Overnight leaders Martin Cooney and Peter Frith thus took the 2015 National Championship. Second on the tiebreak were Matt Burge and Phil Angrave. Burge was the 2014 National Champion and is the Endeavour Trophy holder, but he had to accept second place this year to Cooney and Frith, who put together a very consistent series, including in their unfavoured light wind conditions.

Cooney and Frith have sailed ten Osprey Nationals together, and they showed the value of a well established partnership, in taking their third Nationals title. Terry Curtis and Peter Greig took third place. All of the top four boats were wooden, showing they can compete very well against more recent FRP examples.

Another notable performance was by 18 year old Emma Stevenson who with Tim Bowden took seventh overall, and was top Lady helm, and top under 21 sailor.
 
Final positions;
1.    Cooney and Frith, Poole YC, 11pts
2.    Burge and Angrave, Poole YC, 11pts
3.    Terry Curtis and Peter Greig, Weymouth SC, 19pts

OSPREY NATIONALS DAY 3- TWO TEAMS CLOSING IN ON TITLE

Sunshine and a new wind direction, WNW breeze of 10 to 16 mph, tested competitors on  Day 3, 25 July, of the Osprey Nationals at Highcliffe SC.  It was a shiftier, tricky direction, but competitors enjoyed sunshine and close competition, again on triangle sausage courses. 

Sometimes competition was a little too close with some collisions, the odd capsize and OCS.

From three contenders after Day 2, the teams rose to the top, with very low scoring from both Martin Cooney/ Peter Frith, and Matt Burge/ Phil Angrave. Cooney took a pair of wins and a third place, with Burge taking a pair of seconds then a win in the final race, leaving the two teams equal on points, but with Cooney ahead on tie break. Some other teams hit the top three in individual races, with Rob Shaw/ Ian Little taking third in the first race, Emma Stevenson/ Tim Bowden third in the second race, and Chris Gould/ Nick Broomhall second in the last race, but none could match the consistency of the leading pair.

The final day is Sunday 26 July, with the two teams locked together. 

Positions overall after seven races;

1. Cooney and Frith, Poole YC, 11pts

2. Burge and Angrave, Poole YC, 11pts

3. Curtis and Greig, Weymouth SC, 19pts

OSPREY NATIONALS DAY 2- COONEY AND FRITH TAKE THE LEAD

Cooney & Frith in Osprey 1290 Day 1 2015 Nationals - pictures copyright Mike Rice/ www.fotoboat.com

Dark, wet skies, and rain for most of the day failed to dampen spirits on Day 2, 24 July, of the Osprey Nationals at Highcliffe SC.  It was another day of brisk breezes of around 15 knots, but offshore and with some lulls to punish the unwary.

Two races were sailed on a triangle sausage course, and breezes were again sufficient for some of the top boats to take a dip, and sufficient to continue the current epidemic of broken pintles, gudgeons and assorted rudder disasters. 

In Race 1 current National Champion Matt Burge crewed by Phil Angrave were the victors, taking the British Steel Salver for their efforts. Osprey builders Richard and Mark Hartley took second with Terry Curtis/ Peter Greig third. In the second race, Martin Cooney and Peter Frith withstood their rudder issues to remain mildly shaken not stirred and take the Martini Trophy, and move into the lead overall. Burge and Angrave also made progress with a second place, with Curtis/ Greig keeping close in third. This sets up a very close contest with the top three teams separated by just a point, as we go into the third day. 

In the evening at the class AGM, Hartley Boats revealed more details of the exciting Mark 5 Osprey, which will be launched in early 2016, and they will show the new boat at a succession of five Boat Shows that year. Their current very special introductory offer for purchase of a Mark 5 Osprey has to finish soon, at the Southampton Boat show, so do not delay with your enquiries.

Positions overall after four races;

1. Cooney and Frith, Poole YC, 6pts

2. Burge and Angrave, Poole YC, 6pts

3. Curtis and Greig, Weymouth SC, 7pts 

Alex & Nick in Osprey 1291 Day 1 2015 Nationals - pictures copyright Mike Rice/ www.fotoboat.com

OSPREY NATIONALS DAY 1

Sunshine and 16 knots greeted the 34 boats at the first day of the Osprey Nationals at Highcliffe SC. 

The fleet enjoyed big waves and exhilarating reaches on the triangle sausage courses.

Terry Curtis and Peter Greig enjoyed the brisk conditions to take the first race, with Kevin Francis/ Phil Male in second. One of the top female helms in the fleet, Alex Willis, crewed by Dad Nick, took a well deserved third place.

By the second race, Martin Cooney and Peter Frith had rejoined the fleet after a broken pintle in the first race. They reached  ashore rudderless with kite up to find a spare rudder, and were going so fast to make the next start that they kept going at warp speed, and took the second race.  Chris Gould and Nick Broomhall took second, with current National Champion Matt Burge crewed by Phil Angrave in third place.

Positions overall after two races;
1.    Terry Curtis and Peter Greig, Weymouth SC, 5pts
2.    Chris Gould and Nick Broomhall, Blithfield SC, 7pts
3.    Kevin Francis and Phil Male, Castle Cove SC, 7pts

Osprey class builder is Hartley Boats, who are launching the new Mark 5 Osprey in 2016. 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.

Accompanying pictures copyright Mike Rice/ www.fotoboat.com for more photos.
       

The Osprey Nationals at Highcliffe SC run from 23 to 26 July. There are two races per day on Days 1 and 4, and three races per day on Days 2 and 3.
For further information about the class, see www.ospreysailing.org , or the Sail Osprey Facebook page.

The Osprey Class are grateful to the following companies who are supporting the 2015 National Championships.

Overall Results

Sailed: 7, Discards: 1, To count: 6, Rating system: PY, Entries: 34, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Class Sail No Club Helm Crew R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total Nett
1 Osprey 1290 Poole Martin Cooney Peter Frith (DNC [35.0]) 1.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 46.0 11.0
2 Osprey 1272 Poole Matt Burge Phil Angrave (6.0) 3.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 17.0 11.0
3 Osprey 1281 Weymouth Terry Curtis Peter Greig 1.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 (6.0) 4.0 4.0 25.0 19.0
4 Osprey 1296 Castle Cove Kev Francis Phil Male 2.0 5.0 6.0 (DNC [35.0]) 4.0 10.0 6.0 68.0 33.0
5 Osprey 1355 Blithfield Richard Hartley Mark Hartley 4.0 12.0 2.0 9.0 8.0 (26.0) 7.0 68.0 42.0
6 Osprey 1337 Kielder Rob Shaw Ian Little 7.0 8.0 11.0 5.0 3.0 (16.0) 13.0 63.0 47.0
7 Osprey 1175 Weymouth/Dorchester Emma Stevenson Tim Bowden 8.0 10.0 (DNF [35.0]) 4.0 15.0 3.0 11.0 86.0 51.0
8 Osprey 1311 Blithfield Chris Gould Nick Broomhall 5.0 2.0 9.0 18.0 (OCS [35.0]) 18.0 2.0 89.0 54.0
9 Osprey 1298 Poole Mike Atkinson Matt Reid (15.0) 7.0 7.0 7.0 12.0 9.0 12.0 69.0 54.0
10 Osprey 1085 Oxford George Odling Harry Odling 11.0 6.0 10.0 12.0 (17.0) 14.0 5.0 75.0 58.0
11 Osprey 1291 Hayling Island Alex Willis Nick Willis 3.0 11.0 8.0 10.0 7.0 20.0 (21.0) 80.0 59.0
12 Osprey 1341 Isle of Sheppey Russell Wheeler Chris Saunders 9.0 13.0 13.0 6.0 9.0 (15.0) 10.0 75.0 60.0
13 Osprey 1350 Coniston Alec Mamwell Arthur Butler (22.0) 14.0 12.0 14.0 11.0 6.0 9.0 88.0 66.0
14 Osprey 1338 Isle of Sheppey Kenny Brown Chris Butters 10.0 17.0 16.0 13.0 (25.0) 5.0 8.0 94.0 69.0
15 Osprey 1207 Poole Andy Brewer Richard Hattersley 17.0 9.0 5.0 8.0 (OCS [35.0]) 12.0 DSQ [35.0] 121.0 86.0
16 Osprey 1314 Kielder Viola Scott Mike Scott 13.0 15.0 14.0 11.0 (18.0) 17.0 17.0 105.0 87.0
17 Osprey 1297 Marconi Michael Taylor Jon Willey 12.0 16.0 20.0 (DNF [35.0]) 5.0 13.0 22.0 123.0 88.0
18 Osprey 1343 Poole Richard Marshall Andrew Edmonds 14.0 19.0 15.0 22.0 10.0 (24.0) 16.0 120.0 96.0
19 Osprey 1316 Prestwick Alan Henderson Mike Barton 18.0 22.0 17.0 16.0 (24.0) 19.0 18.0 134.0 110.0
20 Osprey 555 Isle of Sheppey Mick Greenland Lee Marriott 23.0 (28.0) 19.0 21.0 16.0 8.0 25.0 140.0 112.0
21 Osprey 1292 Teign Corinthian Paul Heather Jonathan Osgood 16.0 24.0 22.0 17.0 19.0 (25.0) 15.0 138.0 113.0
22 Osprey 1247 Castle Cove Marcus Scrace John Pym 19.0 (29.0) 24.0 19.0 23.0 7.0 27.0 148.0 119.0
23 Osprey 1114 Tata Steel Ros Downs David Downs 21.0 20.0 21.0 (23.0) 14.0 23.0 20.0 142.0 119.0
24 Osprey 1353 Wilsonian John Shenton Steve Offer (27.0) 18.0 18.0 15.0 22.0 27.0 24.0 151.0 124.0
25 Osprey 1318 Poole David Best Tony Pauffley 24.0 23.0 23.0 20.0 20.0 (29.0) 28.0 167.0 138.0
26 Osprey 1319 Poole Chris Playfair Alistair Watkins (DNC [35.0]) DNC [35.0] DNC [35.0] DNC [35.0] 13.0 11.0 14.0 178.0 143.0
27 Osprey 1340 Shoreham John Mills Caz Mills 26.0 27.0 26.0 (DNF [35.0]) 26.0 21.0 23.0 184.0 149.0
28 Osprey 740 Portishead Paul Roberts John Clark 25.0 25.0 27.0 25.0 28.0 28.0 (29.0) 187.0 158.0
29 Osprey 1329 Great Moor Roger Blake Jamie Blake 20.0 26.0 (DNS [35.0]) 24.0 21.0 DNC [35.0] DNC [35.0] 196.0 161.0
30 Osprey 1325 Great Moor Robin George Nicola George 28.0 30.0 25.0 (DNC [35.0]) 27.0 32.0 26.0 203.0 168.0
31 Osprey 1347 Warsash Bryony Meakins Phil Meakins (DNC [35.0]) DNC [35.0] DNC [35.0] DNC [35.0] DNF [35.0] 22.0 19.0 216.0 181.0
32 Osprey 1352 RYA Nick Jones Will Crichton 29.0 (DNF [35.0]) DNC [35.0] DNC [35.0] 30.0 30.0 DNC [35.0] 229.0 194.0
33 Osprey 1310 Poole Michael Richardson David Bourne (DNC [35.0]) DNC [35.0] DSQ [35.0] DSQ [35.0] 29.0 31.0 30.0 230.0 195.0
34 Osprey 1195 Castle Cove Pete Barnstable Richard Cumberbatch (DNC [35.0]) 21.0 DNC [35.0] DNC [35.0] DNC [35.0] DNC [35.0] DNC [35.0] 231.0 196.0

No racing on Sunday 26th July due to strong winds, average 22knots gusting 33knots and forecast to increase.

Scoring codes used

Code Description Points
DNC Did not come to the starting area 35
DNF Started but did not finish 35
DNS Came to the start area but did not start 35
DSQ Disqualification 35
OCS On course side at start or broke rule 30.1 35

 

 

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