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

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