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.

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1972 National Championship Reports

Day reports from Daily Telegraph

Day 1 - Corbin leads the way

In Ideal conditions in Plymouth Sound, Mike Corbin of Lymington Town SC in Lucky Star made the best of a steady Force Three breeze to lead the 108 entrants from start to finish to win the first race of the National Osprey Championships.

James Curnow, sailing Pieces of Eight, finished the first beat from a crowded gate start in 15th position but progressed steadily, picking up several places on each round to finish second.

There was a hard struggle between two former national champions, John Matthews and Ken Robertson for third place. Matthews just squeezing past on the final beat. Mounts Bay SC this took three of the first four-places.

Results

1st Lucky Star (M Corbin, Lymington Town SC)

2nd The Susan (J Matthews, Mounts Bay SC)

3rd The Other Man’s Grass (Ken Robertson, Mounts Bay SC)

4th The Flying Machine (J Clarke, Chase SC)

5th D’Arcy (A MacKay, Steel Company of Wales SC)

 

Day 2 - Mathews has Good Day

Lotus Eateer (Nigel Paige) and The Susan (J Matthews) shared honours in the two points races in the National Osprey Championships sailed in a light to moderate breeze in Plymouth yesterday.

Lotus Eater won the day’s first race for the Ian Proctor Trophy with Matthews third, and Matthews win in the day’s second race puts him in a strong position for the overall championship.

2nd Race

1st Lotus Eater (N Paige, Starcross SC)

2nd Nympholepsy (D Poole, Filey SC)

3rd The Susan (J Matthews, Mounts Bay SC)

 

3rd Race

1st The Susan (J Matthews, Mounts Bay SC)

2nd Lotus Eater (N Paige, Starcross SC)

3r Vulcan (T Agnew, Mounts Bay SC)

 

Day 3 - Championship for Matthews

John Matthews and Raymond Jebbett in The Susan made sure of their second overall Osprey title at Plymouth yesterday by taking fourth place in the fourth points race.

 

Mike Peek in Sera just snatched victory from Peter Agnew in Vulcan on the last beat in shifting wind conditions. Nigel Paige in Lotus Eater, Matthews main rival for overall honours, could only recover to 14th position from a disastrous start.

4th Race

1st Skera (M Peek, Chase SC)

2nd Vulcan (P Agnew, Mounts Bay SC)

3rd Surfrider (T Blatchford, Lymington Town SC)

4th The Susan (J Matthews, Mounts Bay SC)

5th Pieces of Eight (J Curnow, Mounts Bay SC)

6th Blue Moon (N Eynon, Steel Company of Wales SC)

 

Day 5 - Corbin scores in finale

Mike Corbin in Lucky Star took an early lead in the final points race of the Osprey Championship at Plymouth yesterday and just held off a strong challenge by John Marsh in New Moon, who finished second.

Lotus Eater (Nigel Paige) managed to climb up the fleet to fifth place, taking second place overall from Nat Eynon in Blue Moon.

5th Race

1st Lucky Star (Mike Corbin, Lymington Town SC)

2nd New Moon (J Marsh, Steel Company of Wales SC)

3rd Skua (M Peek, Chase SC)

4th The Other Man’s Grass (K Robertson, Mounts Bay SC)

5th Lotus Eater (N Paige, Starcross SC)

6th Pieces of Eight (j Curnow, Mounts Bay SC)

 

Overall

1st The Susan (J Matthews, Mounts Bay SC)

2nd Lotus Eater (N Paige, Starcross SC)

3rd Blue Moon (N Eynon, Steel Company of Wales SC)

4th Surfrider (T Blatchford, Lymington Town SC)

5th Bewitched (D Skewes, Mounts Bay SC)

6th Pieces of Eight (j Curnow, Mounts Bay SC)

 

Report from Western Evening Herald 11th August 1972

Matthews Clinches ‘Ospreys’

James Matthews, of Mounts Bay SC, in The Susan, made sure of this year’s Osprey National Championship title at Plymouth yesterday when he finished fourth in the fourth race of the series.

He begins the last race today in the enviable position of only being able to improve his lead at the top of the points table, for he still has to discard his poorest placing.

It is the third time Matthews has won the National Championship.

Likely to finish second to Matthews in the final points table is N Paige (Starcross SC) in Lotus Eater.

He has discarded his first-day’s placing and has a first, second and fourteenth places counting for the final table, giving him 16¾ points at the start of today’s race.

 

Overall Results