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RS Aero Southern Circuit and Northern Circuit in the UK for 2016

by RS Aero Class Association 1 Mar 2016 06:50 GMT 1 March 2016
RS Aeros at Chelmarsh © Jennie Orton

Where North meets South!

During 2015 the new RS Aero Class enjoyed a rapid spread throughout the UK, reaching over 130 UK locations with nearly 400 boats.

Last years 'UK Series' of 4 events attracted a massive total of 123 sailors. This included 13 Ladies, 15 Youths (under 19) and 24 Masters (55 and over) and was generously supported by Magic Marine.

In 2016 the UK Series will evolve to form both a 'Southern Circuit' and a 'Northern Circuit'. Each series will consist of 6 events and sailor's best 3 events will count for the overall scores. Two events are in both series, where North meets South! These are the UK Inland Champs at Chelmarsh in October and the End of Season Champs at Rutland in November, where the RS Aeros will join the rest of the RS Classes for a wrap up to the season and grand annual prize giving.

Regionally we have a Southern, Northern, Eastern and Scottish Champs lined up, together with an Inland Champs in the Midlands for those in the middle!

Once again Magic Marine are onboard. We thank them for their support and are excited as ever about their wonderful prizes!

Southern Circuit

  • UK National Championships - Royal Torbay YC, 2-5th June
  • Southern Championships - Lymington Town SC, 18/19th June
  • Weymouth Dinghy Regatta - Castle Cove SC, 9/10th July
  • Brightlingsea Eastern Champs - 17/18th September
  • UK Inland Championships - Chelmarsh SC, 15th October
  • RS Classes End of Season Champs - Rutland SC, 5/6th November
Northern Circuit
  • Yorkshire Dales SC - 8th May
  • Filey Regatta - 16/17th July
  • Bass Week / Northern Champs - 6/7th August
  • North Berwick / Scottish Champs - 3rd September
  • UK Inland Championships - Chelmarsh SC, 15th October
  • RS Classes End of Season Champs - Rutland SC, 5/6th November
In addition to the Circuit events we have Open Meetings at Reading, Broadwater, Downs, Burghfield and Chew where there are local fleets.

With many RS Aeros based at river clubs we also have our first UK River Champs at Avon SC near Gloucester in October!

As well as our 5 Winter Coaching weekends, Class training days are already planned at Bowmoor, Lymington, Chelmarsh, Downs and Torquay.

First up though is the UK Spring Champs at Grafham Water SC later this month marking the change of season with a final showdown for the top spots in this winter's nine event UK Winter Series.

Full details of the RS Aero UK calendar can be found on the UK Events Page.

Regular information updates are published via the website forum and Class Facebook Group.

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