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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Some like it hot!

Winds of 14-20 knots greeted competitors for the Osprey End of Season Championships at Rutland SC on November 1/2. There was very tight racing at the front, with Saturday's three races all going to different teams. In Race 1, Richard and Mark Hartley celebrated their return to Osprey sailing with a good win. In Race 2, Martin Cooney and Peter Frith held off the Hartleys. The official results sheet shows the Osprey class's star appeal, as Tony Curtis seems to have won the third race, though whether he was crewed by Jack Lemmon or Marilyn Munroe is uncertain.

It was a cold day in the fresh breezes, but among Osprey sailors, Some Like it Hot, and the light breezes and warmer weather on the Sunday were more to their taste. A fourth race winner duly popped up, in the shape of father and son combo Roger and James Blake, who kept Martin Cooney and Peter Frith at bay. Just one race remained, so could there be a fifth winner in as many races? No, every star likes to take an encore, and Tony Curtis once again enjoyed the Sweet Smell of Success, with Richard Marshall and Mike Atkinson taking second.

Overall, consistent scores helped Martin Cooney and Peter Frith to take the Championship, with the Hartleys second and Curtis (actually Terry Curtis) third.

The event was the final and deciding event of the Osprey class's 2014 Wilkinson Sword national traveller series, which went to Martin Cooney and Peter Frith.

While the Osprey sailors were enjoying the usual highly competitive class racing at Rutland, at Burnham the same weekend another Osprey sailor, National Champion Matt Burge also enjoyed success by clinching the Endeavour Trophy with his crew Toby Lewis. This was the first time an Osprey team have won the Endeavour Trophy.

Overall Results:

Pos Sail No Helm Crew Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Pts
1st 1290 Martin Cooney Peter Frith Poole YC 2 1 2 2 (3) 7
2nd 1355 Richard Hartley Mark Hartley Blithfield 1 2 4 3 (5) 10
3rd 1281 Tony Curtis Peter Greig Weymouth/Mounts Bay (10) 3 1 7 1 12
4th 1343 Richard Marshall Mike Atkinson Poole YC (7) 6 6 5 2 19
5th 1331 Gareth Caldwell Jon Gibbons Blithfield SC 3 4 3 (DNC) DNC 27
6th 1085 George Odling Harry Odling R Signals YC 4 9 (DNC) 11 4 28
7th 1292 Paul Heather Jonathon Osgood Aldenham 5 8 8 (9) 8 29
8th 1329 Roger Blake James Blake Great Moor SC (13) 12 11 1 6 30
9th 1347 P Kay P Meakins Hamble River SC 8 7 5 10 (11) 30
10th 1318 Ben Hawkes Simon Hawkes Chew Valley SC 9 11 (12) 4 7 31
11th 1341 Russell Wheeler   Isle Of Sheppey SC 6 5 7 (13) 13 31
12th 1276 Alec Mamwell Arthur Butler Coniston SC (11) 10 10 8 9 37
13th 1322 Mick Greenland Mark Seagar Isle of Sheppey SC 12 (13) 13 6 12 43
14th 1325 Robin George Nicola George Great Moor SC (DNC) 15 14 12 10 51
15th 1357 Duncan Adams Matt Pallett Burton SC` (DNC) DNC 9 DNC DNC 60
16th 1289 Paul Blackburn Phil Burchell Stokes Bay 14 14 (DNC) DNC DNC 62