Next Class Events

The 2018 UK National Championship takes place from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th August hosted by Weymouth Sailing Club. There were 39 entries before the early entry deadline of 23:59 BST on Saturday 30th June. How many more to enter?

2018 UK National Championship

Burnham Regatta takes place from 2th August to 27th August

Burnham Regatta

Scottish & Northerns - Keilder

The event takes place on 8th & 9th September. More details to come.

Scottish & Northerns - Keilder

A 40-mile clockwise circumnavigation of the Isle Of Sheppey in north Kent organised by IOS Sailing Club. The UK's longest annual dinghy, cat & board race! Open to all classes of dinghy, catamaran & sailboard. Sea, river & estuary sailing with tidal conditions. More information by clicking image or title.

Round Isle of Sheppy

The Round the Island Race is scheduled for 15th or 16th September 2018. The NoR, Entry Form and Equipment Checklist are all now available. Entries are limited to twenty boats, this is the most that we consider we have the facilities to deal with. More information by clicking image or title.

Round the Island Race

Some like it hot!

Winds of 14-20 knots greeted competitors for the Osprey End of Season Championships at Rutland SC on November 1/2. There was very tight racing at the front, with Saturday's three races all going to different teams. In Race 1, Richard and Mark Hartley celebrated their return to Osprey sailing with a good win. In Race 2, Martin Cooney and Peter Frith held off the Hartleys. The official results sheet shows the Osprey class's star appeal, as Tony Curtis seems to have won the third race, though whether he was crewed by Jack Lemmon or Marilyn Munroe is uncertain.

It was a cold day in the fresh breezes, but among Osprey sailors, Some Like it Hot, and the light breezes and warmer weather on the Sunday were more to their taste. A fourth race winner duly popped up, in the shape of father and son combo Roger and James Blake, who kept Martin Cooney and Peter Frith at bay. Just one race remained, so could there be a fifth winner in as many races? No, every star likes to take an encore, and Tony Curtis once again enjoyed the Sweet Smell of Success, with Richard Marshall and Mike Atkinson taking second.

Overall, consistent scores helped Martin Cooney and Peter Frith to take the Championship, with the Hartleys second and Curtis (actually Terry Curtis) third.

The event was the final and deciding event of the Osprey class's 2014 Wilkinson Sword national traveller series, which went to Martin Cooney and Peter Frith.

While the Osprey sailors were enjoying the usual highly competitive class racing at Rutland, at Burnham the same weekend another Osprey sailor, National Champion Matt Burge also enjoyed success by clinching the Endeavour Trophy with his crew Toby Lewis. This was the first time an Osprey team have won the Endeavour Trophy.

Overall Results:

Pos Sail No Helm Crew Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Pts
1st 1290 Martin Cooney Peter Frith Poole YC 2 1 2 2 (3) 7
2nd 1355 Richard Hartley Mark Hartley Blithfield 1 2 4 3 (5) 10
3rd 1281 Tony Curtis Peter Greig Weymouth/Mounts Bay (10) 3 1 7 1 12
4th 1343 Richard Marshall Mike Atkinson Poole YC (7) 6 6 5 2 19
5th 1331 Gareth Caldwell Jon Gibbons Blithfield SC 3 4 3 (DNC) DNC 27
6th 1085 George Odling Harry Odling R Signals YC 4 9 (DNC) 11 4 28
7th 1292 Paul Heather Jonathon Osgood Aldenham 5 8 8 (9) 8 29
8th 1329 Roger Blake James Blake Great Moor SC (13) 12 11 1 6 30
9th 1347 P Kay P Meakins Hamble River SC 8 7 5 10 (11) 30
10th 1318 Ben Hawkes Simon Hawkes Chew Valley SC 9 11 (12) 4 7 31
11th 1341 Russell Wheeler   Isle Of Sheppey SC 6 5 7 (13) 13 31
12th 1276 Alec Mamwell Arthur Butler Coniston SC (11) 10 10 8 9 37
13th 1322 Mick Greenland Mark Seagar Isle of Sheppey SC 12 (13) 13 6 12 43
14th 1325 Robin George Nicola George Great Moor SC (DNC) 15 14 12 10 51
15th 1357 Duncan Adams Matt Pallett Burton SC` (DNC) DNC 9 DNC DNC 60
16th 1289 Paul Blackburn Phil Burchell Stokes Bay 14 14 (DNC) DNC DNC 62