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:

Highest placed Osprey Class committee member writes the report        
Whoever is third overall in the Osprey Class writes the report                            
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

2020 Class AGM

Dear Members of the Osprey Class Association,

I hope you all are keeping safe and well, and getting to enjoy some of the summer sun!

Due to the exceptional circumstances, the AGM will be held in a slightly different manner this year – hopefully technology will be kind to us!

The 2020 Osprey Class AGM will be held online via Zoom on Thursday 7th August 2020 at 19.30 BST.

Please see agenda.

Other relevant documents will be distributed via email closer to the AGM date. Please make sure that we have current email addresses so we can contact you with the zoom link and relevant documents.

A list for the election of committee members will be posted and shall be available for all to edit to propose and second nominations. Full details on this will be posted shortly.

I hope to see you all there!

Best regards, and hopefully happy sailing!

Alex Willis

Class Secretary secretary@ospreysailing.org.uk

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, but with Google Chrome browser when you save a completed form it does not save the information you have entered. This is not much good. So on Microsoft Windows systems, download document and open with either Adobe Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Edge browser.

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.

Anyone fancy a European event in 2020?

In 2020, 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.

I am not yet sure if we would be able to align the dates so that this does not detract from our National Championships at Castle Cove, but if there is sufficient interest we can look at possibilities.

Getting there would involve a ferry from South Wales probably to Rosslare and around 130 mile drive in Ireland, but from what I have heard the hospitality at the Royal Cork Yacht Club is excellent and I know from experience that these National 18 sailors know how to party.

If you are interested please get in touch.

David Downs

January 2020 Update

I now have some more details of the Cork 300 celebrations at Royal Cork Yacht Club.  The Osprey Class have an invitation to join the National 18's at their Championships from August 2nd to 7th with a regatta of our own. Racing is planned to be scheduled either inside or outside Cork Harbour. It is planned that there will be a combined handicap race on the Wednesday.  I really need to judge if we have sufficient interest to make this viable, and if so how many races a day would we want - the National 18s are planning up to 14 races over the 5 days.

Costs are dependent on how many boats we get to attend, but RCYC will be able to negotiate preferential rates on Irish Ferries.
Please could you let me know if you are interested.

The following is extracted from the National 18 NoR

Welcome to the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven, the oldest yacht club in the world on our 300th anniversary, known as Cork 300.
Cork 300 is the umbrella title for a series of events which will be held in Cork harbour and further afield in 2020, including the National 18 UK and IRL Championships. 300 years earlier, 25 individuals came together and created what is now the oldest yacht club in the world. Cork, its harbour and its communities proudly celebrate all that is on offer to visitors to Irelands Maritime Paradise with a series of events throughout the year. For more information visit www.cork300.com
We are delighted to welcome you and trust you will have a safe trip and enjoy the week of sailing and entertainment planned. In addition to the regatta plan there are many things to do here in this historic harbour and the wider region. Be sure to plan a visit to Camden Fort Meagher www.camdenfortmeagher.ie and Fortress Spike Island www.spikeislandcork.ie

Accomodation: It is essential to plan ahead. There are local house rentals and B&B available both privately and via airbnb. For accommodation inquiries please contact Peter O’Donovan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or April at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Camper van and camping facilities are all available on site at the RCYC. For further information please visit www.cork300.com

Travel: There will be a discount rate for Cork 300 participants with Irish Ferries. Once this has been finalised the details will be published to the class.

We look forward to seeing you all here in August 2020.