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RS Aeros at the Puget Sound Sailing Championships

by Doug Stumberger 8 Oct 2015 08:05 BST 3-4 October 2015
Puget Sound Sailing Championship top three (L to R) Andy Mack, Todd Willsie, Michael O'Brien © Doug Stumberger

RS Aero Fleet Completes High Wind Regatta at CYC Seattle

The Puget Sound Sailing Championships (PSSC) was held for small boats this past weekend October 3-4 at Shilshole Bay in Seattle. PSSC is the fall one design championship regatta held annually by Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle.

Thirteen RS Aeros entered, though there was some attrition on the first day due to very challenging conditions. Sunny both days, Saturday brought 22-25 knot winds with some higher gusts and 2-3 foot waves with some rollers double that height. The conditions for the first couple of races on Saturday were "epic" but eased off a bit in the afternoon and moderated to 10-15 for Sunday's racing.

Michael O'Brien from Seattle in 1250 was the clear leader throughout the regatta, posting 6 wins in 8 races including four straight bullets for Saturday's windstorm racing. Second place was won by Seattle's Todd Willsie 1127 and third place went to Andy Mack (White Salmon, WA) on 1514.

Thank you RS Sailing and West Coast Sailing for your support of our growing fleet!

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R6R7R8R9Pts
1st1250Michael O'BrienCYC1111215113
2nd1127Todd WillsieCYC3224452426
3rd1514Andy MackSYC26326DNC3537
4th1249Doug StumbergerCYC5445548641
5th1380Derek BottlesCYC/SYC6DNCDNCDNC134242
6th1644Scott Malone DNCDNCDNCDNC321345
7th1251Eric BeckerCYC45538DNC6950
8th1515Paul LisagorCYC87661067757
9th1643Nate CreitzCYCDNC37DNC789860
10th1481Dan Herron7DNCDNCDNC97101069

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