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Osprey National Championship at Mumbles Yacht Club - Overall

by Alan Henderson, Osprey Class Association on 15 Aug 2016 11-14 August 2016

After three days of hard racing at Mumbles, the wind finally expired on the final day. After holding the fleet ashore, the Race Officer made a prompt decision to cancel sailing, as the breeze failed to arrive.

Victors this year were DJ Edwards and Adam Bowers, reunited again in an Osprey, 20 years after their last sail together. Just two points behind were Terry Curtis and Peter Greig, with last year's Champions Martin Cooney and Peter Frith a point adrift.

While all three leading teams had years of Championship sailing behind them, the class's 2016 Nationals had a real theme of change, of reinvigoration of the class. The first Mark V Ospreys were part of the 36 boat fleet, but more important there was a big influx of new blood coming into the class, and competing very successfully.

Winning crew Adam Bowers warmly welcomed the "Nippers" as he called them, most of whom had not yet been born when Adam and DJ last sailed an Osprey together! Three under 21 helms were in the top ten, and Adam was sure that it wouldn't be long before he and his helm would be unable to fend off the youngsters' challenge. Perhaps even at Poole next year in August at the class's 60th Nationals?

The Osprey Class are grateful to the following sponsors of the 2016 Osprey National Championships; Hartley Boats, Allen Brothers, Seasure, Clamcleat and Rain & Sun Covers.

Overall Results:
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PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1st1198Blue MoonDJ EdwardsAdam BowersTata2212‑331‑511
2nd1281White KnucklesTerry CurtisPeter GreigWeymouth / CCSC1‑4441‑52113
3rd1290SwiftwunMartin CooneyPeter FrithPoole‑61‑81523214
4th1272String Driven ThingPiers StrongPhil AngravePoole333(DSQ)2‑75319
5th1355Last ChanceRichard HartleyMark Hartley?4(BFD)127417(DNF)35
6th1296WhitestarKevin FrancisPhil MaleCastle Cove56‑1769‑136638
7th1356Shippy Mc Ship FaceBen HawkesSimon HawkesWimbleball8928‑16811‑2146
8th1175Able toEmma StevensonTim BowdenWeymouth7(DNF)9313412(RET)48
9th1337MaraRob ShawIan LittleKielder10765146‑17‑1748
10th1291WaimanuAlex WillisNick WillisHayling Island‑19105126124‑2249
11th1343Luv BitesRichard MarshallAndrew EdmondsPoole115119811‑19‑2455
12th1085InfidelGeorge OdlingHarry OdlingOxford‑161371310910‑1962
13th1316Uzi JaneAlan HandersonAlastair BarriePrestwick1581017‑2110‑201373
14th1329Fish for TeaRoger BlakeJamie BlakeGreat Moor12(BFD)1815716‑221280
15th1342Best ChanceTed LewisLucas BoissevainTenby91719101117‑23‑2583
16th1292Light n BitterPaul HeatherJonathan OsgoodAldenham‑2716‑20112014131084
17th1350Contains NutsAlec MamwellArthur ButlerConiston141416‑1915189(BFD)86
18th1338Curved AirKen BrownChris ButtersIsle of Sheppey‑241113141220(DNF)2393
19th1339GeorgiaAdam ElleryThomas ElleryMounts Bay‑2015142018‑21151597
20th1334Back AgainJaime BohataDavid Charles?/Mumbles2519152217‑26‑288106
21st1314Think AgainViola ScottMike ScottKielder1312(DNC)(DNC)DNC22169109
22nd1114Just PogoRos DownsDavid DownsTata‑28202221‑25191414110
23rd1362OMGMick GreenlandLee MarriottIsle of Sheppey1823(DNC)(DNC)DNC2384113
24th1088RenegadePeter LloydMartin RobbWeymouth17(BFD)(DNC)1823152120114
25th1263Salad DodgerAlistair RamsdenSteve AceMumbles22(BFD)212319‑251816119
26th1348Jammy DodgerOscar ChessLisa ChessMumbles / Tata(DNC)(DNC)23162224317123
27th1318AquaholicDave BestTony PauffleyPoole2118262424‑2924‑31137
28th1267Another Swift HalfBrendon PellCharlotte FletcherPoole2324‑3025‑31302911142
29th753Cariad Y MorAndrew JenkinsRebecca JenkinsTata26212927‑30‑332627156
30th1319Prey EncoreChris PlayfairAlistair WatkinsPoole3222252826‑35(DNC)26159
31st1357Last OrdersPaul RobertsJohn ClarkPortishead‑31262429282825‑30160
32nd1360The Flying OJohn MillsCaz MillsShoreham‑29252826272727‑29160
33rd1325Seaing RedRobin GeorgeNicola GeorgeGreat Moor‑33273130‑32323018168
34th1278All White NowAlex ShawRichard WoffindenMumbles30282731‑3331‑3328175
35th1364In Search Of the Lost ChordNick JonesWilly CritchtonRibble34(DNC)(DNC)DNC29343232198
36th1341StyloRuss WheelerChris SaundersIsle Of Sheppey(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC222

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