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

This year the Osprey class has launched two Regional Series to give sailors the chance of local competition, to add to the opportunity to sail in the class’s National Wilkinson Sword series and Championships. The Lakes and Borders series has just concluded, while the South Wales series will finish in October 24/25. Then there will be the final round of the National series, where a number of competitors have the chance of clinching the series at the End of Seasons at Rutland SC on November 1/ 2. So the class’s season is building up to the finish, with winners still to be decided.

The Lakes and Borders series started at Kielder Water Sailing Club, near the Scottish Border, on May 3/ 4. In light winds, Alan Henderson and Alastair Barrie took first place, from locals Viola and Mike Scott.

The second event was at the next Bank Holiday weekend in May at Coniston, allowing three days of racing and seven races. But it was not until the last leg of the seventh race that the winners emerged, with Henderson and Barrie overtaking Rob Shaw and Ian Little to clinch a second event in an up and down regatta, with close competition throughout.

After a pause for the class’s 40 boat National Championships in July, the series resumed at Ullswater in August. In the best winds of the series on the Saturday, Rob Shaw and Ian Little showed their paces, but were pegged back by Henderson and Barrie in light breezes on the Sunday.

Fourth event in the series was the Scottish & Northern Championships, sailed at Kielder Water in early September. Alec Mamwell and Arthur Butler starred on the first day to lead overnight, but another second day recovery by Henderson and Barrie gave them the Championship, and the series.

The series was sponsored by Creation Covers, run by Osprey sailor Chris Gould, and the new series made a successful debut by attracting boats from Scotland and the North of England, plus occasional visitors from the South.

Following successful debuts this year by the two Regional series in the Lakes & Borders and South Wales, the class will add a new Southern Regional series in 2015.

Sponsored by Creation Covers

 

The final event planned for the Lakes & Borders series was blown off last weekend, so the final series results were;

Sail No Helm Crew Club Kielder
Event
Coniston
Event
Ullswater
Event
Kielder
Event
Bassington
Event
Total
Points
Net
Points
Rank
1316 Alan Henderson Alastair Barrie Prestwick SC 1 1 1 1 Abandoned 4 3 1
1337 Rob Shaw Ian Little Kielder Water SC DNC 2 2 2   16 6 2
1276 Alec Mamwell Arthur Butler
Ian Little
Coniston SC 3 4 3 4   11 10 3
1314 Viola Scott Mike Scott Kielder Water SC 2 3 DNC 6   21 11 4
1292 Paul Heather Jonathan Osgood Aldenham SC DNC 5 DNC 5   30 20 5
1181 Willie Crichton Ian Wilkinson Ribble SC 5 DNC DNC 7   32 22 6
1356 Mark Weston Tim Keighley West Riding SC DNC DNC DNC 3   33 23  
1340 John Mills  Caz Mills Shoreham YC 4 DNC DNC DNC   34 24  
1287 Steve Gaughan Martin Metcalfe Ullswater YC DNC DNC 4 DNC   34 24  

4 events were sailed, so 3 to count.

DNC = Number of competitors in series, plus one, so 10 pts.

Competitors need to sail two or more events to qualify for series positions.