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

The Osprey is a fast racing boat with symmetric spinnaker and single trapeze 

  Metric Imperial
Overall Length 5.35 m 17ft 6ins
Overall Beam 1.75 m 5ft 9ins
Minimum weight 134 kgs 295 lbs
 
Crew for racing 2 or 3
Trapeze 1
 
Main sail 9.29 sq m 100 sq ft
Genoa 4.64 sq m 50 sq ft
Spinnaker 17.2 sq m 185 sq ft
Suggested Crew Weight 130-210kg  
 
Mast Aluminium or Carbon Fibre
Boom Aluminium or Carbon Fibre
Spinnaker pole Aluminium or Carbon Fibre
 
RYA PN 941
Designer Ian Proctor
Year designed  1952

 

The Osprey was originally built in wood but is available in GRP (glass-fibre reinforced plastic as well) since the mid-1960's. There are also a few composite versions around with GRP hull and wooden decks.

took over production in 2005, introducing the GRP/ FRP Mark IV. In 2016 Hartley introduced the latest version, the Mark V, using epoxy for the first time.

Contact sole supplier Hartley Boats Ltd or telephone 01332 369751. 

 

 More information on the class can be obtained from the Osprey Class Secretary, via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01835 870238.