Highcliffe Open

The Highcliffe Open will take place on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June. This is a shared event with the Contender Class.

 

Mumbles Regatta

Mumbles Yacht Club

Mumbles Regatta takes place on 8th & 9th June 2019 and is the second event in the South Wales Circuit

  • Notice of Race [awaited]
  • Sailing Instructions [awaited]

 

Sheppey Open

The Sheppey Open takes place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June and is an event of the Wilkinson Sword Series.

Documents will be available on the club website.

Inland Championship - Carsington SC preceeded by Training Day

The Inland Championship, Carsington Open and Wilkinson Sword Series event will take place on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June.

Training day on Friday 28th June at Carsington SC is the only free class association run training day planned this year. So well worth joining in with highly experienced coach Adam Bowers. Adam is a former Osprey National Champion as well as a noted coach in many other classes.

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?

ENDS

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.

NOTES FOR EDITORS

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.