2019 Wilkinson Sword

The updated Wilkinson Sword Series results after the Inland Championnship hosted by Carsington SC are now available.

2019 Class AGM

The Osprey Class Association AGM is scheduled to be held during the 2019 National Championship being held in Marizion Cornwall hosted by Mounts Bay SC.

Date: Monday 5th August 2019

Time: 19:30

Venue: Mounts Bay SC Clubhouse or marquee.


2018 AGM Notes

2019 National Championship Entries - Last Date

?Irish Excursion 2020

Anyone fancy a European event in 2020? Next year the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven in the Republic of Ireland is celebrating its 300th anniversary with a number of events through the summer. If we are interested the Club are minded to invite us to an Osprey event (to a format that suits us) on the week commencing 2nd August in parallel with the National 18 Class Championships.

Information currently known

Classic Boat Article

Classic Boat magazine have an article on the Osprey. Alan Henderson & Oscar Chess helped them with the article.

Something owners of older Ospreys may like to participate in are the following events.

Classic and Vintage Racing Dinghy Assoclatlon
20th Anniversary year

The Classic and Vintage Racing Dinghy Association (CVRDA) was formed in 1999 to bring together owners of older boats, encouraging maintenance, restoration and racing together. It is for all dinghies and catamarans of classes designed before 1965 and built before 1985,' wood or fibreglass, tatty or immaculate and also ttiose "lost" classes, designed before 1985 and no longer in production whose class association no longer exists. We also support Classic Dinghy class associations and some specific early models of certain classes - Baker built Larks, early wooden Phantoms etc. that find it hard to compete in the modern sailing scene. We already have joint events with SigneTs and MiniSails and have provided a focus for the
revival of the Lowrider International Moth.

Anyone is welcome to come along to any of our events as long as your boat qualifies! You don't have to be a member to join in the events although membership is only £10 and this pays for the website and free forum where you can find help and advice on all aspects of dinghy ownership, maintenance, restoration and identification. If you aren't sure whether your boat qualifies, this is the place to ask!

We sail and race because we enjoy it and because it is often difficult to sail and compete against newer boats, and stand a chance of winning. We sail using a flexible cvrda handicap system, based on the 1965 PY numbers and weighted in favour of more original boats, i.e with older masts, sails etc.

Events for 2019

The events calendar is still being finalised but key events are:
- 4th May Hunts S.C. St Ives near Cambridge
- 25th May Clywedog S.C. Mid Wales (a good venue for larger and faster boats and flying fifteens)
- 6th July Hykeham S.C. Lincoln
- 20th July Banbury S.C. between Banbury and Daventry, Northamptonshire
- 10th August Bowmoor S.C. Lechlade, Gloucestershire
- 24th August 20th Anniversary National Rally - Roadford Lake, Devon where the very first CVRDA event was held in 1999

If you have any questions, would like to know more or would like our help, please contact us
through our website or join our forum (it's free) on that site and raise your question there.