When it comes to National championship wins in the Osprey class there are not many who can rival Adam Bowers’ impressive record.
Having designed, made and won with his sails over many years (I hesitated at decades) there is not much that Adam does not know about making Ospreys go quickly.
At Moatt sails we are delighted to have Adam’s design and technical input. In 2019 Adam sailed again with Angus Hemmings to produce a great fourth at the Nationals just ahead of Piers Strong and Phil Angrave in fifth and Michael Atkinson with Richard in seventh place overall. The big news for us this year was seeing Michael Atkinson and Richard opening the event with a win in the first race and a second to lead overnight at the end of the first day.
For the 2020 Richard will continue campaigning with Michael Atkinson in 1298 and getting to as many open events as possible.
For more information on how to add some sparkle to your Osprey’s performance, please feel free to speak to Richard in the dinghy park or call him at the sail loft 01305 824254 or his mobile 07795 025611.
The mainsail design has been revisited to take advantage of the light weight and high strength of Dimension Poylant ODL 6.0.
The radial design spreads the load smoothly from the highly loaded areas of the clew and head to achieve a fair and stable sail shape.
Power and control.
In 2019 Richard designed a new Max sized Osprey spinnaker to give more power on the broader reaches. For 2020 this design has been refined to add radial clews to spread the point loads from the corners into the sail’s main body.
The narrower fullradial design is still available and both designs are offered with a double downhaul patch option to suit the MK IV.