2018 Survey on Nationals Length

The results of the survey conducted of class members in summary was:

  • 31 for 'the 4 day championships'
  • 7 for 'a week long championships'
  • 23 for 'a week long Championships at Mounts Bay reverting to 4 days for subsequent Nationals'

However when assessing the comments, 9 of those voting for the 4 day championships said they would be prepared to do a week long championships at Mounts Bay.

The Committee discussed this at length and felt the results showed a stronger case for 4 days than a week at Mounts Bay and long term confirmed subsequent Nationals will be 4 days long.

2018 Wilkinson Sword Trophy

The current standings with the final event left in the series.

Shoreham rerun is happening on Sunday 28th October as a one day event and everybody is welcome. I will open the bar on Saturday if people want to come the day before. We are planning an 11 o'clock start.
John & Caz

You can enjoy handicap racing in your Osprey at your club, but the best form of racing is against other Ospreys. These are your opportunity to meet fellow Osprey enthusiasts.

Therefore your Class Association organises a wide variety of racing opportunities for the class.

At the top are the Osprey Championships. The National Championships are the class’s blue riband event, held in July or August every year. In both 2013 and 2014, the Nationals attracted a bumper forty boat fleet, so this is the event you really must not miss. There are also major Championships available at the beginning and end of each season. The Inlands is usually held in April, and the End of Seasons in November.

Next there are three Regional Championships, the Welsh & Midlands, the Southerns, and the Scottish & Northerns.

Spread through the whole season is the Nationwide travellers series, the Wilkinson Sword (WS) series. This series takes in up to a dozen events across the country from the SW to the North of England.

To give Osprey sailors the chance to sail a series closer to home, we also organise a number of Regional circuits, currently in the Lakes & Borders, South Wales, and Southern areas.

See Events Calendar section of this website for latest list of events and dates.

Look out for dates of FREE class coaching days.

Racing against other Ospreys is the best way to make progress and pick up tips from your fellows in a friendly class.

So Come and Join us!