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

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2016 Osprey Nationals, Mumbles YC, 11-14 August

35 teams came to the Osprey Nationals, sponsored by Hartley Boats, at Mumbles YC for a first day’s racing on 11 August. It was the 15th time the Osprey class had picked Wales to host a Nationals, and it was a Welsh team, from nearby Tata SC, which ended the day on top. DJ Edwards and Adam Bowers took two second places to lead. They did not have it all their own way, with race wins going to other teams.

In the first race, Terry Curtis and Peter Greig led to the windward mark, while Mick Greenland and Lee Marriott showed the potential of the brand new Mark V Ospreys by lying second at the windward mark. In 16 knots of breeze, Curtis and Greig took the race, with Edwards second and Piers Strong/ Phil Angrave in third.

The breeze dropped to around 12 knots for the second race, and Martin Cooney/ Peter Frith carved out a huge lead by the windward mark, going on to win. But Edwards stayed in touch with a second place, with Strong/ Angrave in third. 

 

Positions after Day 1, two races;

1. D J Edwards & Adam Bowers, Tata SC, 4pts

2. Terry Curtis and Peter Greig, Weymouth SC, 5pts

3. Piers Strong and Phil Angrave, Poole YC, 6pts

4. Martin Cooney and Peter Frith, Poole YC, 7pts

5. Kevin Francis and Phil Male, Castle Cove SC, 11pts

 

The Osprey Class are grateful to the following sponsors of the 2016 Osprey National Championships.

For further information about the class, see www.ospreysailing.org , or the Sail Osprey Facebook page. 

Full results at http://mumblesyachtclub.co.uk/results. 

Osprey class builder is Hartley Boats, who launched the new Mark V Osprey this year. This is the first Nationals at which the new Mark Vs are sailing. www.hartleyboats.com , 01332 369751. 

Class Press Officer Alan Henderson on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or 0754 9834061.