Future UK National Championship Venues

 

  • 2020 Castle Cove SC, Weymouth, Dorset [25th to 28th July]
  • 2021 Tenby SC, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales (1st to 4th August)

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

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 Some of the email addresses the class membership secretary bounced, i.e. are no longer valid.

 

Events POSTPONED or CANCELLED

Tuesday 21st July 2020 at 12noon

The Isle of Sheppey Round the Island Race has been CANCELLED. Regrettably the clubs management committee has taken the decision to cancel the 2020 event in the light of current pandemic .
We hope to announce dates for the 2021 race in the near future.

 

Tuesday 14th July 2020 at 19:20 BST

Two more Osprey events cancelled and these are the Burnham Regatta scheduled for 29th to 30th August and the Scottish & Northern Championship that was scheduled for 12th & 13th September at Kielder Water Sailing Club.

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.

 

 "Hurry up and get your entries in!" shouts your Treasurer.

The time is now and do not delay, thanks to a very generous offer from Hartley Boats, there is an amazing price of just £95 awaiting those that get a wriggle on and submit their entry before the closing of the RYA Dinghy Show on 1st March.

For the entry fee you will get four days of racing with two races per day in Weymouth Bay, all evening meals, cheap drinks, entertainment as well as goodie bags at registration from our loyal equipment sponsors and all at one of the best locations in the country.

The entry form is available via the Nationals link on the class website, www.ospreysailing.org.uk

You can also meet members of your committee who will be armed with entry forms at the Dinghy Show on the Hartley stand.

The National Championships run from Saturday the 25th - Tuesday the 28th July from Castle Cove Sailing Club just inside Portland Harbour and are all set to be the perfect place to bring your Osprey.

The class would like to extend its thanks for the continued support of sponsors that include Hartley Boats, Rain and Sun, Marlow ropes, Gul, Allen, Clamcleat, SeaSure and Moatt Sails.

Suggest start booking accommodation as soon as possible as the Fireball Nationals are taking place on the same dates based out of Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy.

Entry List - updated 1st March 2020 @ 12:00 GMT bringing total so far to 49