2018 NATIONALS ENTRY FORM

All those still considering entering please note the entry close date of the 10th August as per the NOR. Anyone turning up on Thursday 16th August expecting to enter is very likely going to be refused entry.

Any potential competitor needs to complete the online entry form only. Once this is complete the club can contact them directly via email to firm up plans.

2018 NATIONALS CLOTHING

At vast expense we've hired a top model to show off this year's Osprey Nationals clothing. Big choice of products, from T Shirts to polos to hoodies, vest tops, etc etc. All supplied by Azure Logo Embroidery. If you order before 9th August, your clothing should be made up and delivered straight to you at the Osprey Nationals, ready to wear. Products can be made up with your sail number and boat name, as well as the Osprey Sailing, and Osprey Nationals 2018 branding. Big choice of colours as well as of clothing products. Look out for our special artwork on the back.

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

Tim Rush was the coach at Carsington on Friday May 25th at the first Osprey free class coaching day. News of the success of these days has spread, so we welcomed a couple of Javelins joining in.

It was windy all day, so Tim concentrated on upwind setup for strong winds. Re the mainsail, he covered rake, getting boom in right position in/ out, how to flatten the main big time, and centreboard position. After taking footage of us all in morning, he gave us chat at lunch about set up, then went out to see us put it into practice.

Generally, the advice was to pull things even harder than we did already. This had the desired effect, and made the boats much more controllable and hence faster n flatter. Some people enjoyed experimenting by taking centreboard up to half to see what happened. Javelins enjoyed the sessions too, think there were about 5 Ospreys and 2 Javelins.

Tim will be coaching for us again, on the first day of the Weymouth Nationals. Meanwhile, the next coaching day is the Friday preceding Sheppey open in June.

We also had a popular sail measuring session, with quite a few sailors having acquired new rags for the season.

Alan Henderson