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

This year the Osprey class has launched two Regional Series to give sailors the chance of local competition, to add to the opportunity to sail in the class’s National Wilkinson Sword series and Championships. The Lakes and Borders series has just concluded, while the South Wales series will finish in October 24/25. Then there will be the final round of the National series, where a number of competitors have the chance of clinching the series at the End of Seasons at Rutland SC on November 1/ 2. So the class’s season is building up to the finish, with winners still to be decided.

The Lakes and Borders series started at Kielder Water Sailing Club, near the Scottish Border, on May 3/ 4. In light winds, Alan Henderson and Alastair Barrie took first place, from locals Viola and Mike Scott.

The second event was at the next Bank Holiday weekend in May at Coniston, allowing three days of racing and seven races. But it was not until the last leg of the seventh race that the winners emerged, with Henderson and Barrie overtaking Rob Shaw and Ian Little to clinch a second event in an up and down regatta, with close competition throughout.

After a pause for the class’s 40 boat National Championships in July, the series resumed at Ullswater in August. In the best winds of the series on the Saturday, Rob Shaw and Ian Little showed their paces, but were pegged back by Henderson and Barrie in light breezes on the Sunday.

Fourth event in the series was the Scottish & Northern Championships, sailed at Kielder Water in early September. Alec Mamwell and Arthur Butler starred on the first day to lead overnight, but another second day recovery by Henderson and Barrie gave them the Championship, and the series.

The series was sponsored by Creation Covers, run by Osprey sailor Chris Gould, and the new series made a successful debut by attracting boats from Scotland and the North of England, plus occasional visitors from the South.

Following successful debuts this year by the two Regional series in the Lakes & Borders and South Wales, the class will add a new Southern Regional series in 2015.

Sponsored by Creation Covers

 

The final event planned for the Lakes & Borders series was blown off last weekend, so the final series results were;

Sail No Helm Crew Club Kielder
Event
Coniston
Event
Ullswater
Event
Kielder
Event
Bassington
Event
Total
Points
Net
Points
Rank
1316 Alan Henderson Alastair Barrie Prestwick SC 1 1 1 1 Abandoned 4 3 1
1337 Rob Shaw Ian Little Kielder Water SC DNC 2 2 2   16 6 2
1276 Alec Mamwell Arthur Butler
Ian Little
Coniston SC 3 4 3 4   11 10 3
1314 Viola Scott Mike Scott Kielder Water SC 2 3 DNC 6   21 11 4
1292 Paul Heather Jonathan Osgood Aldenham SC DNC 5 DNC 5   30 20 5
1181 Willie Crichton Ian Wilkinson Ribble SC 5 DNC DNC 7   32 22 6
1356 Mark Weston Tim Keighley West Riding SC DNC DNC DNC 3   33 23  
1340 John Mills  Caz Mills Shoreham YC 4 DNC DNC DNC   34 24  
1287 Steve Gaughan Martin Metcalfe Ullswater YC DNC DNC 4 DNC   34 24  

4 events were sailed, so 3 to count.

DNC = Number of competitors in series, plus one, so 10 pts.

Competitors need to sail two or more events to qualify for series positions.