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RYA Dinghy Show Feb 28, 2015


After a busy 2014, in which the class had its second successive 40 boat Nationals, and in which it launched new Regional circuits in South Wales and the Lakes, the Osprey class today announces a bigger and better racing programme for 2015.

In 2015, there will be three Major Championships, the Inlands, the Nationals and the End of Seasons. The national traveller circuit, called the Wilkinson Sword series (WS) will include 12 events in 2015, spread across the season and across the country. Three of these WS events are also Regional Championships.

"Now's the time to harness our members’ enthusiasm and build up our circuits further", said class Chairman Peter Frith.

New for 2015, there will be a Southern Regional Series.

New for 2015, Osprey class training events, which are free to Class Association members.

Looking ahead, the 2016 Nationals will be at Mumbles, on 11-14 August.

Osprey Class Builder is www.hartleyboats.com.  For a major announcement which is also sure to grab the enthusiasm of Osprey sailors, go to the Hartley stand. Do you sail another class? Now is the perfect time to look at Ospreys.

Further info from Class Secretary, Mike Scott on mhs@iqx.co.uk or 01835 870238.

Press enquiries to Alan Henderson on 0754 9834061 or alanhe@tiscali.co.uk

Osprey Class Association; www.ospreysailing.org/cms/.

Class Facebook pages called Sail Osprey or Osprey (closed Facebook group - request joining).


National circuit 2015

Regional circuits 2015

March 15

WS1 Starcross Steamer, Starcross YC

April 17

Training with Jim Hunt, Blithfield SC

April 18/19

Inland Championships & WS2

Blithfield SC, Staffs

May 2/3

WS3 Mounts Bay SC, Cornwall

Also counts as Southern 1

May 16/17

WS4 & Welsh & Midlands Championships

Tata SC, S Wales

Also counts as S Wales 1

May 23-25

WS5 Coniston SC, Cumbria

Also counts as Lakes 1

Jun 20/21

WS6 & Southern Championships

Poole YC, Dorset

Also counts as Southern 2

Jun 20/21

S Wales 2. Tenby SC. Includes Round Caldey Island race.

July 4/5

WS7 Shoreham

Also counts as Southern 3

July 4/5

Lakes 2 Lord Birkett, Ullswater YC

July 10

Training with Adam Bowers, Castle Cove SC

July 11/12

WS8 Castle Cove SC, Dorset

Also counts as Southern 4

July 23-26

National Championships

Highcliffe SC

Also counts as Southern 5

Aug 8/9

Lakes 3, Bass SC

Aug 29-31

WS9 Royal Corinthian YC, Burnham

Aug 29/30

S Wales 3, Pembrokeshire YC. Inc 7 Forts Race

Sep 5

WS10 Round Sheppey Island, Sheppey SC

Sep 6

S Wales 4, Sully SC

Sep 12/13

WS11 & Scottish & Northern Championships

Kielder WSC, Northumberland

Also counts as Lakes 4

Oct 18/19

Lakes 5, Ullswater YC, Cumbria

Oct 31/ Nov 1

End of Seasons & WS12

Rutland SC, Leics

2015 Wilkinson Sword Series Notice of Race released

The Starcross Steamer is our first event of the year, a Wilkinson Sword special event.
Entry now open and 81 of 100 boat limit gone as of 10:30 GMT 2nd March 2015

The twenty third annual Starcross Steamer Pursuit race sponsored by Exe Sails will be held on Sunday 15th March 2015 on the River Exe. The first start will be at 12 noon, the race duration is 150 minutes high water is at 13:09. Entry to the Steamer will open a month before the event and must be made via the club web site. Due to the popularity of the event numbers will be limited to 100, the entry fee of £15.00 will be payable at the Club on the day. The Sailing Instructions, Notice of Race, Handicap Numbers and Consent Forms will also available on the club website when you enter. For further information email entries@starcrosssteamer.eclipse.co.uk


Help is requested in tracking down where in the world Ospreys are currently sailed and raced, especially raced. The class is currently aware of the following countries where Ospreys are raced:

  • Canada - primarily at Surrey SC, White Rock Vancouver

  • Great Britain - many clubs

  • Nigeria - primarily Lagos YC, Lagos

  • Kenya - Mombasa YC

Please get in touch even if listed above and let the class know where Ospreys are being sailed together with the numbers.

Classic & Vintage Racing Dinghy Assocation (CVRDA)

There is to be a National Meeting on 18th & 19th July 2015 at Roadford Lake SC. More information.

The latest Osprey sail number thought to meet the at least 25 years old qualification requirement is 1264.


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