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

Future UK National Championship Venues

 

  • 2021 Tenby SC, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales (1st to 4th August)
  • 2022 Porthpean SC, Portpean, Cornwall
    (4 days over weekend 3rd & 4th September either Thu 1st to Sun 4th or Fri 2nd to Mon 5th or Sat 3rd to Tue 6th.)
    Please let Ros know your preference.

2021 22 selden sailjuiceGreat Britain’s most popular winter sailing series is back for its 13th season, with more events than ever....

The 13th edition of the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series kicks off in a couple of months’ time, starting with the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash on 20 & 21 November 2021. In total there are nine events in this winter’s calendar, concluding with the Oxford Blue on 19 February 2022.

Best 4 of 9

Competitors will count their four best scores from the nine events. With the uncertainties around Covid still around, and only one event completed last winter, the aim is to have sufficient events to constitute a viable series even if some of them are unable to go ahead.

There is also going to be a North & South day on 27 December when two events will take place at the same time: the Yorkshire Dales Brass Monkey in the north and five hours drive further south, the Burghfield Breezer, just off the M4 motorway in Berkshire.

Seldén Mast back again

The Series has a good track record of retaining long-term sponsors. Founder and co-organiser of the Series, Andy Rice, comments: “We’re really pleased to have Seldén onboard for their fourth year as title sponsor for the 21/22 series. We thought that the pandemic would have a negative impact on the marine sector but for many the opposite seems to be true, including for Seldén, who are reporting very good business over the past 18 months.”

As ever, the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series aims to appeal to as many classes as possible, with typically almost 100 different types of boat represented across the season. The Great Lakes Handicap numbers continue to be refined every season and are well proven to deliver fair racing most of the time.

Some fleets choose to use some of the events as their class championships, such as the RS Aero which typically brings up to 50 boats for the concluding event of the season, the Oxford Blue, which in recent years has served as the Aero Winter Championships.

Virtual Briefings & Prizegivings

The YouTube briefing has become increasingly popular in recent years. Last season and the Covid restrictions brought the need for virtual prizegivings, some of which may well stay beyond the pandemic. Co-organiser of the Series, Simon Lovesey, explains: “Sailors appreciate the ability to watch the race officers’ briefings a day or two in advance of driving to the venue. With just eight or so hours of daylight, time is in short supply. Holding a prizegiving soon after racing puts the scorers under pressure to produce accurate results in a very short time, while many competitors want to get back in their cars and set out on the long journey home. So we’re open to holding virtual prizegivings when it suits club and competitors to do so.”

Entry for the events opens in a few weeks at www.sailjuiceseries.com

 

THE EVENTS

The following events are in the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series 2021/22:

Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash, Draycote Water SC

20 & 21 November 2021

 

Datchet Flyer, Datchet Water Sailing Club

11 & 12 December 2021

 

Yorkshire Dales Brass Monkey, Yorkshire Dales SC

27 December 2021

 

Burghfield Breezer, Burghfield Sailing Club

27 December 2021

 

Grafham Grand Prix, Grafham Water Sailing Club

2 January 2022

 

Bloody Mary (TBC), Queen Mary Sailing Club

8 January 2022

 

King George Gallop, King George Sailing Club

22 January 2022

 

John Merricks Tiger Trophy, Rutland Sailing Club

5 & 6 February 2022

 

Oxford Blue, Oxford Sailing Club

19 February 2022

 

 

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

2021 Events Schedule

The schedule of events for 2021 has been published below and the online electronic calendar has been updated as well.

Month

Dates

Venue

Event

Osprey Significance

 

May

29th/30th

Poole

Southern Area Championship

WS Event

Shared with Fireballs

Jun

26th/27th

Date change

Isle of Sheppey

Open Meeting

WS Event

Shared with Cherubs

Jul

3rd/4th

Castle Cove

Weymouth Dinghy Regatta

WS Event

 

Aug

1st to 4th

Tenby

National Championship

 

Aug

28th to 30th

Burnham

Burnham Week

WS Event

TBC

Sep

5th

Isle of Sheppey

Round Sheppey Race

 

Sep

11th/12th

Kielder

Scottish and Northern Championships

WS Event

 

Sep

18th/19th

Mounts Bay

Panorma Cup

WS Event

 

Oct

2nd/3rd

Blithfield

Inland Championships

WS Event

 

Oct

9th/10th

Paignton

Open Meeting

WS Event

Shared with Fireballs and Merlins

Oct

16th/17th

Carsington

End of Season

WS Event

Yes