Osprey Wins: 2013 HISC Glyn Charles Memorial Pursuit Race
An Osprey won this competitive event from an entry of 62 of which 24 finished during a windy race.
Paddy Lewis crewed by Peter Creig won the event from a Merlin Rocket and Streaker. The only other trapeze boat to finish was a Laser 4000 in 13th place.
2013 Nationals Clothing
Order your Osprey Nationals 2013 Shirts NOW!
The design includes a discrete reference to the 60th anniversary of our superb craft. The range of Osprey Nationals shirts this year are as follows:
Colour choices are Charcoal Grey or Navy.
Sizes – XS (34”/36””) , S (36”/38”) , M (38”/40”) , L (40”/42”) , XL (42”/44”) , XXL (44”/46”) , XXXL (46”/48”)
Colour choices are Sky Blue or White)
Sizes - XS (8) , S (10) , M (12) , L (14) . XL (16) , XXL (18)
Colour - Navy Blue
Sizes - XS (34”/36””) , S (36”/38”) , M (38”/40”) , L (40”/42”) , XL (42”/44”) , XXL (44”/46
Nationals 2013 logo will be embroidered on front patch pocket area. Boat names and numbers of entrants who pre-order shirts before Sunday 23rd June 2013 will be listed, (in print), on the rear of all shirts. (n.b. boat names and numbers shown on garment sample images are for illustrative purposes only).
2008 Burnham Regatta Report
Written by Administrator Thursday, 28 August 2008 07:21
Eleven Ospreys braved the Bank Holiday traffic to play a small part in Burnham Week in what will hopefully become a regular fixture in the Osprey calendar at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club.
Saturday gave a moderate westerly, which led to an interesting 3 sail start and a run down the Crouch estuary. Early leaders Will and Melissa Odling in 1331 made best use of the conditions and pulled away from the fleet to record a win. As the wind dropped Viola and Mike Scott in 1314 used their light weather skills to sail into second with Rob Shaw/Ian Little in 1317 taking third.
A fabulous barbeque was had by all on Saturday evening at Camp Osprey thanks to Helen Shaw and her mobile burger van.
Sunday dawned with overcast skies and a brisk southerly gusting into F5. This time the heavier airs suited Shaw/Little who hung on to the lead all of the way round the course.
Race 3 started with three teams tying for the lead. 1331 and 1317 elected to 3 sail reach through the start line. This proved disastrous for the Odlings who had to retire due to a spinnaker sheet tangle and only good luck kept Shaw/Little from burying themselves in the estuary mud. Good speed was shown by John Shenton/Adam Treadwell in 1335 and Paul Heather/Jon Osgood (1292), Dave Springett/Jerry Dixon in 1329 and Tim Bell/Chris Saunders in 932 also pushing hard off the line. As the fleet rounded the first mark to beat up the Roach the sun came out, the wind picked up, and all were reminded what a great place Burnham is to sail. Shaw/Little began to revel in the conditions and worked their way through the fleet. Some spectacular neck and neck racing with the Scotts ensued, Shaw/Little eventually getting through to the lead which they kept to the finish, Mike and Viola in second and Shenton/Treadwell sailing a very consistent race for third.
Sunday night saw a formal Osprey dinner in the RCYC Trophy room and the sort of partying Burnham Week is famous for.
Monday, race 4, a gusty south westerly, and the chocolates still all to play for. Another 3 sail reaching start and another capsize for the Odlings effectively put them out of the picture. A real tussle at the front between 1317 and 1314 ended when the Scotts capsized after a gybe and retired. This left Shaw/Little to continue round unchallenged though Shenton/Treadwell, Heather/Osgood and Springett/Cracknell were all tussling hard for second place. Shaw/Little took the gun with Shenton/Treadwell continuing their renaissance to take second and Heather/Osgood third.
RCYC even brought their prize giving forward to allow competitors to get on the road (other clubs please take note!). Final results were first Shaw/Little (1317) taking the trophy back to Kielder Water SC in Northumberland, Mike and Viola Scott (1314) second also of KWSC and Shenton/Treadwell (1335) of Wilsonians SC in third. Mention should also go to Nick Jones (1338) who sailed a very consistent series with scratch crew Sam Fowler who had never trapezed before, Anthony Shaw (1177) who sailed the last race also with scratch crew having broken his regular crew Ian Deeley on Sunday, Kelvin and Richard Fowler for making their Osprey debut and Lee Allen and Mark Mawhinney who broke their boat in the first race but found alternative entertainment with their best friend Stella.
Special thanks to Royal Corinthian Yacht Club of Burnham for supporting and hosting a very successful event.
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