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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Class Secretary Wanted

help3 smallThe Osprey Class are looking for a member to come forward and be the Class Secretary

Photograph (c) Alan Henderson

At the Osprey End of Seasons at Rutland on October  22/23, feathers were ruffled by a cool F2/3 coming from the north east, over the dam. A class of 17 Ospreys shared the waters with Contenders and Hornets at a joint open. Ospreys came from Coniston to South Coast plus one from Wales.

The event was the last of the Osprey class’s 2016 national traveller series, so all were eager to make their mark.

Adrenaline levels rose further as rigging and launching was helped by stirring music from the club’s PA system (dambusters ?!!). The racing was close and exciting for 5 races over the weekend, but was well behaved and good natured. There was little shouting, the only problem was when two bunched fleets arrived at the leeward mark together but on different legs.

On the first day, Alastair Raynard and Rob Burdekin, who only joined the class a couple of months ago, led the way with wins in the first two races, while new combination Ben Hawkes and Peter Greig also showed promise by winning the third race. Raynard led overnight from Hawkes in second, with Chris Gould and Nick Broomhall close in third.

One of a number of big names who suffered on the first day, Martin Cooney and Peter Frith returned to form on the Sunday with the best scores of the day, but Raynard and Burdekin took top three places in both races to secure their first Osprey open win, and the first open win for a Mark V Osprey, the new epoxy Osprey which was launched this year. Cooney and Frith just edged into second overall ahead of Gould and Broomhall. Showing the variety of boats at the front, Cooney was sailing a wooden boat, while Gould competed in an FRP Mark IV.


Results
1. Alastair Raynard and Rob Burdekin, Carsington, 7pts
2. Martin Cooney and Peter Frith, Poole YC, 13pts
3. Chris Gould and Nick Broomhall, Blithfield SC, 13pts
4. Ben Hawkes and Pete Grieg, Wimbleball SC, 14pts
5. Emma Stevenson and Tim Bowden, Weymouth SC, 21pts.