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.

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From Light Craft Magazine August 1958 - supplied by Alec Mamwell

The first annual championships for 17ft 6in Osprey Class were held in Saundersfoot Bay South Wales, on June 7th & 8th. Twenty-two boats competed and Tony Phillips, in Stardust, won the Daily Telegraph Points Cup for the best performance in three races.

Conditions were boisterous for the Martini Trophy race on Saturday, with gusts of over 20 knots. Stardust and Jabberwock (S Edwards) led at the weather mark, but were overtaken on the run by Nebulus (Ian Proctor). This was the pattern  throughout the race, Nebulus with lighter crew gaining on the run, but losing again on the beat and fetch. Stardust was firmly established in the lead on the second round and Nebulus planned past Jabberwock and Ballerina (L Edwards) to finish second, when the wind free alightly on the final fetch to the finish.

The wind had eased to about 15 knots for the Saundersfoot Cup race the next morning. Peter Gartrell, present champion of the National Redwing class, led in Wendy at  the first mark, but Nebulus passed her on the next reach and opened away throughout the race, to finish well ahead. Wendy and Stardust had a close battle for secondplace. Wendy coming to the finishing line just ahead, but passing the limiting mark on the wrong side and so giving second place tp Stardust.

With a first and second each, Stardust and Nebulus then tied on points and the last race was an exciting duel between them. Nebulus lead all through the raceuntil the final beat, when Stardust, sailing very well to windward, slipped by 100 yards from the finish, thus winning the Proctor and Daily Telegraph Trophies.


Daily Telegraph Points Trophy

1st Stardust A Phillips

2nd Nebulus Ian Proctor

3rd= Jabberwock S Edwards

3rd= Ballerina L Edwards

Martini Trophy

1st Stardust

2nd Nebulus

3rd Ballerina

Saundersfoot Trophy

1st Nebulus

2nd Stardust

3rd Wendy P Gartrell

Proctor Trophy

1st Stardust

2nd Nebulus

3rd Jabberwock