2019 National Championship Photographs

  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]
  • All photographs in this slideshow courtsey & copyright (c) Tim Olin
[www.olinphoto.co.uk]

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2019 UK National Championship

The 2019 UK Osprey National Championships were hosted by Mounts Bay Sailing Club located in Marazion, Cornwall. This will be the 10th time the club have hosted the Osprey Class National Championship.

Racing was over 4 days from Sunday 4th August to Wednesday 7th August, with the 10 scheduled races all completed; 2 on Sunday & Wednesday and 3 races on each of the other two days. 

Overall Results

Short reports of Day 1 to 3 -

Photograph here of 2019 National Champions DJ Edwards and Mike Greig is courtesy & copyright (c) Tim Olin who has posted a gallery of more photographs on his web site olinphoto.co.uk.

The event was shared with the Enterprise Class which increased the number of people attending and provided an opportunity for bigger social events and some inter-class interaction.

The entry fee was £165 (£190 for late entries so don’t be late) for which you will get a full racing programme with big courses on one of the best bays for sailing in the country. Evening meals will be provided and a full social programme including a Commodore’s Reception on Saturday and a drinks reception on St Michael's Mount.  For those who want to extend their stay the club will be open for the remainder of the week as the Enterprises are having a week long Championship providing an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful beaches, coastal walks and other attractions that Cornwall has to offer.

Motorhome and camping will be available close to the sailing club.

We hope to see many of you there, to make this one of the best Championships ever and to really show those Enterprise sailors what they are missing!

The entry list of 41 boats. The first entry was from Alex Willlis & Nick Willis 1291 "Waimanu" from Kielder Water SC & Hayling Island SC on Monday 11th February 2019.

DEADLY BLOW INFLICTED BY LETHAL WEAPON

Report by Kevin Francis and photographs courtesy & copyright (c) Tim Olin

After 2 years at the top, the reigning Osprey National champions Terry Curtis and Pete Greig were toppled by DJ Edwards and Mikey Greig sailing the aptly named Lethal Weapon [1116]. Between 4th and 7th August, over ten gruelling races, Mounts Bay was a fitting stage for this clash of the titans at this year’s Osprey Nationals. The wind gods were kind in supplying plenty of puff to allow these magnificent boats to spread their wings and fly, and all this in glorious summer sunshine and a backdrop that cannot be matched anywhere else.

Reports by Kevin Francis

Photograph courtesy and copyright (c) Tim Olin

Day 03

Tired bodies!. Cannot comment too much as we didn't have the best of days as we joined the broken boat list. The wind again built to a fairly steady 20-25 knots leading to high speed action and big gains if you went the right way....which we didn't. Lots of talk about the last run of the day which was more over the edge than on it. Usual suspects continue to dominate this brutal event. Tonight we visit the Mount and Lord and Lady St Levan.

Day 02

Another day of action! More breakages with Colin Stephens and Steve George breaking a boom, Matt Burge rebuilding the boat whilst afloat and Emma Stephenson and Peter Lloyd losing the rudder to name a few incidents. It was a VERY long day on the water today with the race team dealing with multiple issues. Lots of tired faces tonight but DJ Edwards and Mikey Greig are still going strong. Wind finally settled quite strong with lots of downwind surfing. A final note. If anyone has a spare Osprey launching trolley then Adam Bowers needs one for Blue Moon as his is now in 2 bits!

Preview by Kevin Francis

This event is going to be ultra-competitive. Everyone wants to win, but of course there can be only one winner of the 2019 Osprey National Championship so, with a line-up that includes the who's who of Osprey fame, picking that winner is nearly impossible.

Returning to Mount's Bay from Sunday 4th to Wednesday 7th August following after an absence of 10 years, this venue lives long in the memory of Osprey sailors for its ability to produce decent big sea conditions for a proper sea boat, there is no question that by the end of the event all crews will be eager to get back to the office for a well-earned rest. This year the Ospreys share the venue with our friends from the Enterprise fleet and with both classes offering up good numbers the dinghy park, on water and social events are going to be lively for sure.

After discussion with some of the sailors attending the championships we felt that the original menu had too many mince meat menus. So an updated menu of options with a change of times for the dinner has been produced.

Other information from out host club Mounts Bay Sailing Club:

  1. We do have contactless payment facility in the bar. We do not have a cash back facility. There is a cash machine at The Cobble Corner shop/Post Office in the town. However this does close at 18:00. The nearest cash point after the shop closes is Sainsbury’s on the way to Penzance.
  2. The official term for Marazion being plastic free is “Marazion has a Plastic free status” (apparently this means a high percentage of businesses in the town have signed up to be plastic free, which means that you can still get bottles of water in the shop and plastic spades etc. We stiill encourage sailors to fill up refillable bottles, this can be done from taps in galley and in sailing pen.
  3. Any rubbish on boats can be passed to rescue boats for disposal ( not committee boats ).
  4. St Michaels Mount visit is ticket only (tickets can be transferred). People attending must beware that the tour starts at the top of Mount at 18:30 prompt and we need to be off the island by 20:30 . Boats to the island start at 18:00 and last boat off the island is 20:30.

 

Mounts Bay SC have kindly forwarded some additional information regarding accommodation options:

Home Farm Camping which also does camper vans. 
Call 01736711908 or 07810135720
He is is difficult to get hold of so one needs to persevere. Leave messages and he will eventually get back to you. Site is ten minutes away from pens but is basic. 

 
Dove Meadows camping and caravan site 01736710854

Wheal Rodney Holiday Park 01736710605

Please find below approximate directions to the MBSC Nationals Campsite in a PDF document. The Campsite is open to the Public in the Summer. The Osprey Class representatives visited the site on their recent trip to Mount’s Bay and they are aware of the rough numbers.

A list of Osprey Class Nationals entrants requesting a pitch is being kept by Ros Downs. She will submit the final list to the campsite on the 1st August. At the moment we have circa 16 vans & 7 tents booked from the Osprey Class.