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

BIG THANK YOU to Vince Horey of Allen Brothers and Ian Pinnell of Pinnell & Bax for their presentations on the Osprey Class stand during the afternoon of Saturday 4th March at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show

Vince showed some of the new Allen products on the Mark V. These included the jib cleat platforms, designed specifically for the Mark V Osprey. Other new products on the boat included the lightweight Tii mainsheet blocks, while looking to future, Allen expect to develop autoratchet blocks suitable for Osprey jib leads. Allen can curve and twist tracks for travellers, e.g. for jib tracks or mainsheet tracks. They are working closely with Hartley Boats, our builder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The talk by Ian Pinnell was well appreciated by the members. In his talk he covered initial set up of mast, rig tensions, measurement of rake, use of kicker and outhaul in different conditions. After the talk he autographed copies of his Tuning to Win book.