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 Class is proud to announce that Moatt Sails, based locally on Osprey Quay, Portland, have agreed to sponsor the early entry prize for this year's National Championship to be held from Weymouth Sailing Club from August 16th – 19th. The prize on offer is a Dacron Genoa to the same design as the 2016 Nationals winning sails from this growing loft.

To qualify for the chance to receive this item, all entries received before the end of June will be considered.

Also relating to this year's Nationals, the class has now received confirmation that the PRO for the event will be the very well respected Peter Aitken, former Albacore world champion crew and well known sailing coach and again a local to the event.

Finally as part of its ongoing commitment to free training for members, the class has also secured the services of Tim Rush who will be spending a day during the National Championships imparting his vast knowledge onto those that wish to go a little faster and in the right direction. This will include shore and water based activities and feedback over a beer or two after sailing.

Combined with the best sailing waters on the south coast, friendly club and full social programme what's stopping you from entering?

Entries are open via Weymouth Sailing Club online so don't delay, enter today!

On-line entry now available | Current entry list [45 entries as of 09:30 BST on Friday 10th August]

Alternative entry list showing Builder, construction materials, varient [Mk2, Mk3 etc.] and year built where known.

Download a copy of poster which was done by Jess Douglas an artist from Lyme Regis, Dorset commisioned by Osprey Class