Class Boat Ready for Use

Osprey 1360 powering upwind during a windy 2020 Bloody Mary

The class boat is now ready to be loaned out.

We need to look to the future of the class and the new blood that can be welcomed into the Osprey family. The details (application form and loan agreement form) on how to acquire the boat for a defined period are now available. The forms can be filled in electronically, but with Google Chrome browser when you save a completed form it does not save the information you have entered. This is not much good. So on Microsoft Windows systems, download document and open with either Adobe Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Edge browser.

The Osprey Class Committee are actively looking for  the first crew to take her on and join us. If you know of a suitable crew then get in touch with your committee members or local Osprey representatives.

Classic Boat Article

Classic Boat magazine have an article on the Osprey. Alan Henderson & Oscar Chess helped them with the article.

Two Ospreys were on show at the event. Mick Greenland's Grey & Yellow boat on the Osprey Class stand with a custom fit and lots of string! On the Hartley Boats stand was the new boat for John Shenton in white or grey [can't tell from the photos] with Teal highlights [centreboard case, foredeck & new cassette rudder stock.

Mick's boat was commended in the Y&Y Concours d'Elegance competition and was mentioned as such in the recent Sailjuice podcast.

The boat on the Hartley stand, was the new standard layout Mark V. It has single pole, and simpler systems, hence cleaner layout, and better pricing. Carbon spars and adjustable rigging were
included in that boat.

Some photos of both boats are below.

 

 

 

 

Mick Greenland's on Osprey Class stand

New cassette rudder stock Below

Rope strop mainsheet control below

View of cockpit looking aft below

The controls all nicely labelled below

 

John Shenton's boat with new standard boat layout

Another view of the new cassette rudder stock below

Two photographs of the simpler cockpit layout below

 

Finally a shot of Mark talking to an interested possible owner!