Thirty-nine Sprint 15 sailors gathered at the home of the North Devon Yacht Club on Friday the 14th September for the Sport Nationals – the Two day regatta for single-handed Sprint 15 catamarans with main, jib and trapeze. This was the highest turnout in almost 10 years, with a record 8 youth sailors! Due to an early tide the first race was set off promptly 8.30am by race officer Jonathan Miles in a force 3-4 south westerly with triangular courses in challenging tides. Local
GUL Osprey Round the Isle of Wight Race 15th September 2018 The Osprey was designed by Ian Proctor to take part in the 1952 Olympic trials. A year later the prototype Osprey No 1 was sailed by Ian, John Oakley and Cliff Norbury in a Round the Isle of Wight race for dinghies, organised to commemorate the Queen’s Coronation. Osprey won that race by a matter of seconds beating 300 of the best dinghy sailors in the process. Their winning time was around 11 hours. Since then th
On the 15th September, an intrepid group of 9 Ospreys headed out to sea to race around the Isle of Wight. This historic event marked boat builder Ian Proctor's centenary year. 65 years ago, Proctor himself won the Queen's Coronation Round the Island Race in 1953 by just a second, pipping 300 of the country's finest dinghy sailors to the post.
This year's event is the first Osprey Round the Island Race to take place in 30 years. Sailing Southwest were thrilled to support
Sailing Southwest are delighted to announce the new sponsors for the SSW Winter Series 2018/9. Allen Sailing together with GJW Direct Insurance will be supporting the series as headline sponsors, with Gul Watersports joining us again as series prize sponsors. SSW are also pleased to announce that Admiral Trailers will be giving away 3 aluminium launching trollies via prize draws throughout the series. Each boat entering a series event will automatically be entered into each