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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2014 Wilkinson Sword Series winners Martin Cooney & Peter Frith

The Wilkinson Sword series is the Osprey class’s major nationwide traveller series, comprising eleven events in 2014. The series finished at Rutland at the class’s End of Season Championships on 1st & 2nd November.

Going into the final event, the series leaders were Rob Shaw and Ian Little from Kielder Water SC, but the series was still open. The pair with the best chance of challenging Shaw and Little were Martin Cooney and Peter Frith, from Poole YC, who needed a top three placing to overhaul the leaders, who were unable to sail the final event. 

The Rutland event produced an array of different race winners, with Richard and Mark Hartley, Cooney and Frith, Terry Curtis and Peter Greig, and Roger and Jamie Blake all taking race wins. But overall, consistency helped Martin Cooney and Peter Frith take first place overall at Rutland, which gave them the Wilkinson Sword series for 2014, succeeding 2013 winners Alexandra and Nick Willis. 


Second overall were Shaw and Little, with Richard Marshall and Peter Greig third.

It was a series which see sawed to the end. With two events left to go, the series leaders were the holders Alexandra and Nick Willis, but at the penultimate event at Kielder, Rob Shaw and Ian Little surged into the lead and their total of 11 points meant that an outstanding performance was needed for anyone to overtake them at the final event. But Cooney and Frith’s win at Rutland duly propelled them into the lead, and the Sword was theirs for the next year.

This year’s Wilkinson Sword series had an increased entry compared to last year, with 56 boats taking part. The most popular event was the Inland Championship at Blithfield in April with 21 boats, and the series finished well at Rutland, with a number of teams joining in the series for the first time.

As well as this popular national series, the class this year launched successful new Regional circuits in the Lakes and Borders and in South Wales. Next year these two new circuits and the national circuit will continue, and the class’s growing numbers mean that a third Regional circuit will be launched, in the Southern Region.

There is plenty to look forward to in 2015 for Osprey sailors, and for anyone thinking of purchasing an example of this powerful fast boat.

Further information about the class may be found at  http://ospreysailing.org and the complete results for the 2014 Wilkinson Sword Series.


Top 10 Overall 

Results are final as of 21:31 on November 10, 2014

Sailed: 11, Discards: 6, To count: 5, Entries: 56, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank SailNo Club HelmName CrewName Exmoor Beastie Inlands Blithfield Mounts Bay Welsh & Midland Tata Coniston Poole Lord Birkett Ullswater Southerns Weymouth Burnham Scottish & Northerns Kielder Final Fling Rutland Total Nett
1st 1290 Poole Martin Cooney Peter Frith (57.0 DNC) 4.0 1.0 (57.0 DNC) (57.0 DNC) 1.0 (57.0 DNC) 1.0 (57.0 DNC) (57.0 DNC) 1.0 350.0 8.0
2nd 1337 Kielder Water Robert Shaw Ian Little (57.0 DNC) 5.0 (57.0 DNC) (57.0 DNC) 2.0 (57.0 DNC) 1.0 (57.0 DNC) 1.0 2.0 (57.0 DNC) 353.0 11.0
3rd 1343 Poole Richard Marshall Peter Greig (57.0 DNC) 3.0 2.0 (57.0 DNC) (57.0 DNC) 3.0 (57.0 DNC) 3.0 (57.0 DNC) (57.0 DNC) 4.0 357.0 15.0
4th 1291 Hayling Island Alex Willis Nick Willis 2.0 (16.0) 7.0 2.0 (57.0 DNC) 5.0 (57.0 DNC) 5.0 (57.0 DNC) (57.0 DNC) (57.0 DNC) 322.0 21.0
5th 1292 Aldenham Paul Heather Jonathan Osgood (57.0 DNC) (17.0) 5.0 4.0 5.0 (10.0) (57.0 DNC) (6.0) 5.0 5.0 (7.0) 178.0 24.0
6th 1296 Castle Cove Kevin Francis Phil Male 1.0 6.0 3.0 (57.0 DNC) (57.0 DNC) 13.0 (57.0 DNC) 2.0 (57.0 DNC) (57.0 DNC) (57.0 DNC) 367.0 25.0
7th 1276 Coniston Alec Mamwell Arthur Butler (57.0 DNC) (57.0 DNC) (57.0 DNC) (57.0 DNC) 4.0 (57.0 DNC) 4.0 (57.0 DNC) 3.0 4.0 12.0 369.0 27.0
8th 1281 Weymouth Terry Curtis Peter Lloyd 3.0 9.0 (57.0 DNC) (57.0 DNC) (57.0 DNC) 9.0 (57.0 DNC) 4.0 (57.0 DNC) (57.0 DNC) 3.0 370.0 28.0
9th 1114 Tata Steel Ros Downs David Downs (57.0 DNC) 19.0 (57.0 DNC) 7.0 (57.0 DNC) 14.0 7.0 (57.0 DNC) 9.0 (57.0 DNC) (57.0 DNC) 398.0 56.0
10th 1316 Prestwick Alan Henderson Alastair Barrie (57.0 DNC) 13.0 (57.0 DNC) (57.0 DNC) 1.0 (57.0 DNC) 3.0 (57.0 DNC) (57.0 DNC) 1.0 57.0 DNC 417.0 75.0

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