2019 Tata Open

 First event of the Wilkinson Sword Series and first event of the South Wales Circuit.

So if can't or do not want to travel the UK, how about South Wales, West Wales and those Osprey sailors just the other side of the bridge - thinking of Portishead & Bristol Corinthian in particular - making the shorter trip for this event.

2018 Wilkinson Sword Trophy

The final standings after the final event. Only two points separated first from second overall, with third a further 4 points adrift. Close at the end.

Congratulations Terry Curtis and your crews Peter Greig & Andy Rushworth on winning 2018 Wilkinson Sword Trophy.

Keep a look out for the 2019 Wilkinson Sword events list.

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!