End Season Final Fling - Rutland

Rutland SC are introducing online entry for the End of Seasons as part of their Symmetric Event on 19th and 20th October.

Online entry will open on the 1st September and there will be a late entry fee for entries received after 13th October. The online entry will be posted on the RSC website and social media.

By implication entry on the day may not be available.

2019 Wilkinson Sword

The Wilkinson Sword Series results after Scottish & Northern Championship held at Keilder Water SC are now available. Updated [11th September]

There are five teams who have completed the 5 events required to count and with only four points separating the top three and other teams currently counting four events there is all to play for at the End of Season Final Fling being hosted by Rutland SC!

?Irish Excursion 2020

Anyone fancy a European event in 2020? Next year the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven in the Republic of Ireland is celebrating its 300th anniversary with a number of events through the summer. If we are interested the Club are minded to invite us to an Osprey event (to a format that suits us) on the week commencing 2nd August in parallel with the National 18 Class Championships.

Information currently known

Classic Boat Article

Classic Boat magazine have an article on the Osprey. Alan Henderson & Oscar Chess helped them with the article.

Osprey Class Dinghy Show Press Release - 27 February 2019 

At this year’s Dinghy Show, come and hear all about a 60 mile open sea voyage last summer by a group of Ospreys. The talk will be on the Classes Stage, at 2.30 on Sunday. There are few dinghy classes which could undertake such a punishing voyage, but the Ospreys took it in their stride.

Right beside the Classes Stage is the Osprey class stand, at A4 in the Great Hall. Come and hear all about the class’s new initiative to make it easier this year for prospective tribe members to take a test sail in an Osprey. There’s no need to take on a 60 mile voyage, much easier sails will be available at a venue near you!

The Osprey is a big, fast racing dinghy with a single trapeze and symmetric spinnaker. The best way to feel the power is through a test sail with the Osprey Association, so come and meet our enthusiastic members.

At our stand, find out about this year’s busy racing programme, which is headlined by the Osprey Nationals at Mounts Bay from August 3-7. View the latest epoxy Mark V Osprey on the class stand, or on the stand of builders Hartley Boats, at C50.
At the talk, one of the intrepid team who conquered the Island will be describing their voyage. David Downs said, “This fantastic voyage is one all the tribe will remember for years, and I’m looking forward to sharing its highlights with the audience.” The tribe encountered many perils on their journey. David promises to answer questions like – “Why was the Standing Seagull so Scary?


Further information from
Alan Henderson, Osprey Class Association media rep
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Attached picture courtesy of Mary Reddyhoff. Hi res version available on request.


1.    The Osprey is a big, fast two person racing dinghy, with trapeze and symmetric spinnaker.
2.    Look out for special Dinghy Show offers on Ospreys on the Hartley Boats stand at C50 in the Great Hall. Ospreys may be purchased complete, or as a hull ready to fit out.  Hartley Boats are on 01332 369751.
3.    For further information about the class, see www.ospreysailing.org or the Sail Osprey or Osprey Facebook pages.
4.    The RYA Dinghy Show, presented by Suzuki, is on 2/ 3 March at Alexandra Palace, London. Further information at www.rya.org.uk/programmes/dinghy-show.