Future UK National Championship Venues

 

Event Reports

It is important for the class profile that we regularly and promptly send out reports of Osprey Class Open Meetings and other sailing events in which Osprey owners compete.

The order for report writing of an Osprey Class Open Meeting or a mixed classes regatta is:

1.
Highest placed Osprey Class committee member writes the report        
2.
Whoever is third overall in the Osprey Class writes the report                            
3.
If less than 3 Ospreys participating in the event then the last placed Osprey crew to write the report.   
Reports are always welcome from others as well, it gives an additional perspective of the racing.

The report to be submitted preferably with a photograph or two of the sailing & the results by the Tuesday after the event. That gives a chance of the report being used by Yachts & Yachting magazine as well as https://www.yachtsandyachting.com. The guidelines for how it is done are at https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/…/Guidelines-for-submitti…

You should also copy the report, photographs & results to Huw, and do some blogs on Facebook. Be sure to ask at the host club to find out if photos are available. If not, Angela Mamwell often has photos. Taking a photograph of the results sheet on your phone and posting it on Facebook during the weekend is also good - please check it is a readable image before posting. Facebook is good for internal communication within the class, but we need https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/ and our website for external comm, in the hope of attracting new people to the class.

Online electronic calendar

Events POSTPONED or CANCELLED

Sunday 17th May 2020 at 14:15 BST
Another cancellation, this time it is the Sheppey Open scheduled for 21st & 22nd June 2020.

09:00 BST Friday 15th May 2020

Unfortunately Shoreham SC have had to cancel their Open Meeting scheduled for July 4th & 5th 2020. There are no plans to rearrange this year but we will be exploring a date for next year in due course.

14:30 BST Thursday 7th May 2020

Poole YC have regrettably, due to the current uncertainty around lifting of restrictions due Covid-19, taken the decision to cancel the Southern Area Championship. This was scheduled to be held on the 6th & 7th June 2020. Poole YC will see if there is an alternative date later in the year suitable to both club & class and has acceptable tide.

13:00 GMT on Wednesday 18th March 2020

CONISTON REGATTA - Just in case anyone was thinking of coming this will not take place on the second bank holiday in May.

 

Osprey Class Association Statement – Covid 19 (2)

09:45 GMT on Monday 1st June 2020


Subject – 2020 National Championships

Today confirmed that it will not be possible to hold the Championship as planned over the period 25th -28th July 2020. Full statement in news article below.

The statement was emailed to all entries for whom the class have an email address. Some of the email addresses the class membership secretary bounced, i.e. are no longer valid.

 

Class Boat Ready for Use

Osprey 1360 powering upwind during a windy 2020 Bloody Mary

The class boat is now ready to be loaned out.

We need to look to the future of the class and the new blood that can be welcomed into the Osprey family. The details (application form and loan agreement form) on how to acquire the boat for a defined period are now available. The forms can be filled in electronically.

The Osprey Class Committee are actively looking for  the first crew to take her on and join us. If you know of a suitable crew then get in touch with your committee members or local Osprey representatives.

Note - the Murrays referred to in the title are not Osprey sailors from Wales!

Online entry to this season’s Seldén SailJuice Winter Series has opened at www.sailjuiceseries.com. The first event is the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash on 17 & 18 November.

Now in its 10th Anniversary year and with a new title sponsor in the well-known mast maker Seldén, the ever popular Winter Series goes from strength to strength, typically seeing around 1,000 competitors compete each winter from over 160 classes since its inception.

With all events having a maximum capacity, and more events only allowing advance online entry, enter now to avoid disappointment. The Draycote Dash is one of those events where it’s not possible to turn up and enter on the day, so make sure you get your entry in soon. Enter at www.sailjuiceseries.com

In addition to the main overall prizes, there will again be a number of special category awards and rankings, including:

• GUL Top Lady
• Sailing Chandlery Top Class
• Youth and Junior
• Trident Top Club
• SpeedSix GPS challenge
• Class specific (15+ boats)
• Boat type (Fast Symmetric, Fast Asymmetric, Slow Symmetric, Slow Asymmetric)
• Family Prize

*MAKE IT YOUR CLASS WINTER SERIES*

Last year a number of classes scheduled the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series as a key part of their calendars, with SailRacer producing class specific extracted results. Any class interested in their own Winter Series as part of the GJW Direct  SailJuice Winter Series, please contact

Simon Lovesey @ SailRacer, with class prizes for any achieving 15+ entries.

*FOUR OUT OF SEVEN*

The same seven events are back from last year’s Series. Once again, you must count your best four results from these seven events. Entry for the events is now open at www.sailjuiceseries.com

*THE EVENTS*

The following events constitute the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series 2018/19:

Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash, Draycote Water Sailing Club 17 & 18 November 2018
Datchet Flyer, Datchet Water Sailing Club 8 & 9 December 2018
Brass Monkey, Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club 27 December 2018
Grafham Grand Prix, Grafham Water Sailing Club 30 December 2018
Bloody Mary, Queen Mary Sailing Club 12 January 2019
John Merricks Tiger Trophy, Rutland Sailing Club 2 & 3 February 2019
Oxford Blue, Oxford Sailing Club 16 February 2019

You can find out more about the Series here: www.SailJuiceSeries.com

 

*Photo Credits:* Tim Olin