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 were very lucky and honoured to have Cliff Norbury & Michael Goffe present a session during the 2017 National Championship covering their recollections of the early days of the Osprey Class.

6534 Michael Goffe, left and Cliff Norbury. Michael Goffe helmed the Osprey in the Olympic trials.

The evening presentation was recorded on video as well as audio; the almost hour long audio recording can be listened to courtesy of Pete Mallaband. It is hoped to produce a transcript of the evening to add to the records of the Osprey Class.


6516 Cliff Norbury shows picture of the three man team who won the Round the Island race in their Osprey



6518 Cliff explains the bold finish line manoeuvre which won them the race



6529 Remarkably, this was the first time Cliff ever touched the RTI trophy he won