2020 Class AGM

Dear Members of the Osprey Class Association,

I hope you all are keeping safe and well, and getting to enjoy some of the summer sun!

Due to the exceptional circumstances, the AGM will be held in a slightly different manner this year – hopefully technology will be kind to us!

The 2020 Osprey Class AGM will be held online via Zoom on Thursday 6th August 2020 at 19.30 BST.

Please see agenda.

Please see statement of 2019 accounts and balance sheet.

Please see 2019 AGM Notes.

Other relevant documents will be distributed via email closer to the AGM date. Please make sure that we have current email addresses so we can contact you with the zoom link and relevant documents.

A list for the election of committee members will be posted and shall be available for all to edit to propose and second nominations. Full details on this will be posted shortly.

I hope to see you all there!

Best regards, and hopefully happy sailing!

Alex Willis

Class Secretary secretary@ospreysailing.org.uk

Class Boat Ready for Use

Osprey 1360 powering upwind during a windy 2020 Bloody Mary

The class boat is now ready to be loaned out.

We need to look to the future of the class and the new blood that can be welcomed into the Osprey family. The details (application form and loan agreement form) on how to acquire the boat for a defined period are now available. The forms can be filled in electronically, but with Google Chrome browser when you save a completed form it does not save the information you have entered. This is not much good. So on Microsoft Windows systems, download document and open with either Adobe Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Edge browser.

The Osprey Class Committee are actively looking for  the first crew to take her on and join us. If you know of a suitable crew then get in touch with your committee members or local Osprey representatives.

To buy a new Osprey, contact the sole builder, Hartley Boats on 01332-369751, www.hartleyboats.com

Since 2005, all boats have been built by Hartley Boats. Boats produced from 2005 to 2015 are called Mark IVs, whilst those from 2016 on are Mark Vs. 

Second hand boats are available in wood, composite, GRP or FRP. 

Best sources for finding second hand boats for sale are:-

This web site in the For Sale section

The Class Secretary, who may know of boats available that are not yet listed anywhere

Boats for sale websites such as www.apolloduck.co.uk and Facebook Dinghies and Dinghy Bits for Sale [https://www.facebook.com/groups/dinghies/]

Hartley Boats occasionally have trade in boats for sale

For more info browse this site, or the gossip forum within it, or try our Facebook pages, called Osprey and Sail Osprey.

Have you tried sailing an Osprey? If you’d like to find out more, or to arrange a test sail contact Hartley Boats, or speak to the Osprey fleet captain at the club nearest to you. Or contact any committee member. We hope to meet you soon - it is a very friendly class.