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).
Please note that the responsibility for the Osprey Class Measurement Rules passed to the Osprey Class Association and the new Copyright holder from the RYA in November 2005. Additionally the responsibility for having new boats measured and existing boats re-measured, as necessary, has passed to the Osprey Class Association, who are working on producing a list of approved measurer's for both full measurement (i.e. hull and sails) and sail measurement only.
In the last couple of years there have been some measurement rule changes that owners might not be aware of, some of the changes are listed below. All the changes are either already in, or being incorporated into, the official Osprey Class Measurement Rules. The last published RYA copy of the Osprey Class Measurement Rules, published in 2004, is available by request.
Owners planning to make changes to their boats in light of rule changes are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure any changes they make, comply with the official Osprey Class Measurement Rules. So if you are planning work on your boat over the winter please check with the Technical Officer that what you have in mind will be within the updated Class Measurement Rules.
The following information is only to draw to the attention of owners to areas of the Osprey Class Measurement Rules which have had changes made to them in the last few years. This information cannot and shall not replace, or be interpreted as replacing, the words in the official Osprey Class Measurement Rules.
2011 AGM Measurement Rule Changes
A full updated set of measurement rules will be made available before Christmas 2011.
A change to the sail measurement rules was approved at the 2011 AGM which removes the rules governing the dimensions of primary & secondary re-inforcement were removed and replaced in Rule G3.4 (Mainsail) and G4.3 (Headsail) by the following words: "Sail re-inforcement shall not be restricted."
Also at the 2011 AGM a change in Rules G3.4 Dimensions (Mainsail), G4.3 Dimensions (Headsail) and G5.4 Dimensions (Spinnaker) the seam and tabling width now have a maximum measurement of 65mm.
2009 AGM Measurement Rule Changes
A change to the mainsail measurement rules was approved at the 2009 AGM to allow Loose Footed mainsails; the approved wording was:
Measurement Rule G 3.3(d) CONSTRUCTION
- Not less than 85% of the luff of the mainsail shall be attached to the mast.
- The foot of the mainsail shall be attached to the boom over not less than 85% of the foot length, or at the tack and clew only.
- The use of a mainsail designed to be attached to a boom over not less than 85% of the foot length attached at the tack and clew only is prohibited.
Measurement Rule G 3.4 DIMENSIONS
The foot drop shall not exceed 250 mm in a loose-footed mainsail. This measurement shall be taken from the edge of the sail to a straight line between the tack point and the clew point with sufficient tension, between the tack point and clew point, to remove any creases or wrinkles, additionally the head of the sail shall be held in position with sufficient tension to stop it being dragged down as the foot is pulled out to determine the maximum foot drop measurement.
|The following information is only to draw to the attention of owners to areas of the Osprey Class Measurement Rules which have had changes made to them in the last few years. This information cannot and shall not replace, or be interpreted as replacing, the words in the official Osprey Class Measurement Rules.|
|The keelband needs only to extend at a minimum the length of the centreboard slot.|
|Bilge Keels||5B2.8||Bilge keels may be removed on wooden boats, but if they are, the boat has to be reweighed.|
|Main Thwart||5B2.18||The main thwart may be moved further aft.|
|Forward Bulkhead||5B4.1||The forward bulkhead does not now have to extend from the inside skin of the hull to the underside of the foredeck. There still has to be a watertight buoyancy chamber in the bow region of the boat.|
|Corrector Weights||10||The maximum allowed weight of correctors has been increased to allow for the removal of the bilge keels.|
|Centreboard||11||The centreboard can now have a full aerofoil cross-section. The centreboard shall weigh between 5 & 8 kilograms.|
|Mast||13.1.1||Mast can now be made from carbon fibre.|
|Boom||13.2.1||Boom can now be made from carbon fibre.|
|Sails (Main, Genoa & Small Headsail)||184.108.40.206
|The mainsail and fore sails can now be made from polyester, aromatic polyamides (arimid) such as Kevlar [Dupont Trade Name] or HMPE such as Dyneema or Spectra. The use of carbon fibres or filaments is PROHIBITED.|
|Sails (Spinnaker)||220.127.116.11||The spinnaker can be made from nylon, polyester or polyamide.|
The copies of the Osprey Class Measurement Rules published by the Osprey Class Association and the Copyright Holder are now available. Older copies of the class measurement rules may be made available.