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Rooster RS Aero World Championship at Yacht Club de Carnac - Day 1

by RS Aero International Class Association 25 Jul 2017 12:53 BST 24-28 July 2017

Champagne sailing for 96 RS Aeros as a fresh breeze and glorious sunshine blessed France's Brittany coast.

Sundays practice race saw the first attempt was abandoned on the first lap as the wind died. Marc Jacobi USA and Madhaven Thurmali USA where leading the 9s. Vladimir Ivanovski RUS and Sarah Cockerill GBR 'Rooster' were leading the 7s. New breeze then arrived quickly from the west with vengeance!

The 5s stopped early after one lap, saving themselves for the main event whilst the 7s completed a triangle-sausage enjoying blast reaching and an exciting run.
 Peter Barton GBR led the 7s home followed by Marcus Walther GER and Steve Norbury GBR.

A welcoming Opening Ceremony followed after racing with buffet, speeches, 16 national flag ceremony and prizes.

The twenty RS Aero 9s looked fantastic, challenged by the fresh breeze. Marc Jacobi USA led all three races, chased hard by Liam 'Lightning' Willis GBR. Chelmarsh's Matt Thursfield GBR holds third place after day one.

"It was awesome out there today. Testing at times but I never once wanted my 7 rig," said a beaming Liam. At only 17 years old he is already the current UK Winter Champion.

The 60 boat RS Aero 7 fleet had a busy startling, the largest RS Aero class start to date. With the breeze over 20kn at times Peter Barton GBR led the first two from start to finish. Steve Cockerill GBR took the third race after two second places earlier. Paul Bartlett GBR secured three top three finishes and Marcus Walther GER finished the day in fourth overall.

"I was trying to work on my fore aft positioning and whether to lift the dagger board up a little upwind," said Steve, who after just two months in the class is already up to speed.

Top Youth is Noah Rees GBR in 14th and top Lady is Liina Kolk EST in 16th.

With good winds forecast all week the RS Aero 5 entry has swelled to thirteen, ensuring good sailing for those smaller sailors who have made a big commitment to travel to Carnac. Andrias Sillaste EST leads with two firsts from race one winner Andrew Frost GBR (top Youth) and Ben Poe GBR in third. Fourth overall in the 5s is Kate Sargent GBR, also first Lady.

International Social Coordinator (ISC) Ben Rolfe is doing a cracking job herding the fleet after hours with 31 for dinner in Carnac.

Day prizes are awarded thanks to the generous prize haul from Rooster Sailing – helping replace lost visors and worn out gloves from day 1!

It is all on again for day 2 with up to four races, blue skies and a fresh breeze again.

5 Rig after day 1:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
2GBR 1312FROST AndrewSUTTON BINGHAM SC ‑ Great Britain1438
3GBR 1107POE BenBINGHAM SC SUTTON ‑ Great Britain33410
5GBR 2100WILLIS JulieLUYMINGTON TOWN SC ‑ Great Britain65617
7GBR 1795ISAACS‑JOHNSON SammyMAIDENHEAD SC ‑ Great Britain76821
8USA 2381GLOSTER CatherineSANTA BARBARA SEASCHELL ‑ United States Of America87722
9USA 2388SOLNICK MelissaSEBAGO ‑ United States Of America108OCS32

7 rig after day 1:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3
1GBR 2093BARTON PeterLYMINGTON TOWN SC ‑ Great Britain113
2GBR 2319COCKERILL StephenSTOKES BAY SC ‑ Great Britain221
3GBR 1930BARTLETT PaulSTARCROSS YC ‑ Great Britain332
4GER 1723WALTHER MarcusDSCL FRANKFURT ‑ Germany474
5GBR 1232NORBURY SteveWARSASH SC ‑ Great Britain549
6IRL 2382CRAIG SeanROYAL ST GEARGE YC ‑ Ireland756
7GBR 2147WARBUTON JohnCHEW VALLEY LSC ‑ Great Britain685
9GBR 2157ROLFE NigelBURGHFIELD SC ‑ Great Britain9913
10GBR 1093SMITH CameronCHELMARSH SC ‑ Great Britain101112
13GBR 2146CLAPHAM JamesROYAL TORBAY YC ‑ Great Britain16197
14GBR 1230REES NoahTORPOINT MOSQUITO SC ‑ Great Britain181015
15FRA 2300HONOR NicolasYC LA GRANDE MOTTE ‑ France211214
16GBR 2148GRIFFITHS GarethISLAND BARN RES SC ‑ Great Britain191416
17EST 1873KOLK LiinaSAAREMAA MS ‑ Estonia151519
18GER 1903BARTHEL JulianeSEGLER CLUB DUMMER ‑ Germany172118
19FRA 2134WOODCOCK TimothyC V MULHOUSE ‑ France202020
20GBR 1817JONES ChrisSUTTON BINGHAM SC ‑ Great Britain131635
21USA 2379GLOSTER YannickSANTA BARBARA YSF ‑ United States Of America262621
22USA 2385DUBOIS DougUS SAILING ‑ United States Of America282224
23GBR 1568ATKIN CaitlinWHITSABLE YC ‑ Great Britain242923
25RUS 1877IVANOVSKIY VladislavYC SANKT‑PETERSBURG ‑ Russia253427
26GBR 1715PECKHAM JaneGURNARD SC ‑ Great Britain312334
27GBR 1062PHILLIPS DanRIPON SC ‑ Great Britain362428
28GBR 1846FRASER SteveEAST LOTHIAN ‑ Great Britain332729
29GBR 1108PEARCE CharlieDABCHICKS SC ‑ Great Britain342830
30GBR 1921CLAPHAM CharlesCHEW VALLEY LSC ‑ Great Britain293132
31GBR 1575CARLETON MarkPAPERCOURT SC ‑ Great Britain303033
32UAE 2383HORNUNG JuliusDUBAI OFFSHORE SC ‑ United Arab Emirates273236
33GBR 2161ROBSON PaulREADING SC ‑ Great Britain383331
34GBR 2162CHAPLIN PeterBURGHFIELD SC ‑ Great BritainDNF1825
35GBR 2320COCKERILL SarahSTOCKES BAY SC ‑ Great Britain23UFD22
36GBR 1792HILL AndyHAYLING ISLAND SC ‑ Great Britain22UFD26
37GBR 1685GREENWOOD LucyOXFORD SC ‑ Great Britain373738
38GER 1767BRUMMUNDT SebastianFUERSTENBERGER YC E.V. ‑ Germany353843
39GBR 2104WILLOWS RichardROADFORD LAKE SC ‑ Great Britain3225DNF
41GBR 1258CRAVEN NickYORSHIRE DALES SC ‑ Great Britain454037
42GBR 2057HILL SimonHAYLING ISLANG ISLANG SC ‑ Great Britain444241
44GBR 1594ARCHER JulieULLSWATER YC ‑ Great Britain3939DNF
46USA 2387SOLNICK DavidSEBAGO ‑ United States Of America43UFD39
48NED 2189COLE MarkGWV DE VRIJBUITER ‑ The Netherlands40DNFDNF
‑‑‑FRA 1372CLERGEAU Leon philippeNPB ‑ FranceU+SCDNFDNF
‑‑‑CZE 1826BRYX PetrCzech RepublicDNFDNFDNF

9 rig after day 1:

PosSail NoHelmCrewR1R2R3Pts
1USA 1818JACOBI MarcCEDAR POINT YC ‑ United States Of America1113
3GBR 1744THURSFIELD MattCHELMARSH SC ‑ Great Britain43310
4GBR 1489FREELAND TobyDOWNS SC ‑ Great Britain35614
5GBR 1637BARTLETT GregSTARCROSS YC ‑ Great Britain74415
6GBR 2346ROLFE BenRS SAILING ‑ Great Britain57517
7GBR 1171WRIGHT FfinloISLE OF MAN YC ‑ Great Britain106723
8USA 2390THIRUMALAI MadhavanCEDAR POINT YC ‑ United States Of America128828
9SWE 2072BATH ChristerROYAL GOTHENBURG YC ‑ Sweden8111130
11GBR 2321MORRISON LukeHILLHEAD SC ‑ Great Britain69DNF37
12NED 1869VOS GerardWSV GIESBEEK ‑ The Netherlands14131239
14GBR 2318HOOD JimLYMINGTON TOWN SC ‑ Great Britain1114DNF47
15GBR 2168BURDALL OliverNORFOLK BROADS YC ‑ Great Britain1912DNF53
16AUS 2133REFFOLD SimonBALMORAL SC ‑ Australia16DNFDNF60
18GBR 1555WILDE AndrewBURGHFIELD SC ‑ Great Britain17DNFDNF61
‑‑‑FRA 1408BOUGEARD OlivierC.N Berrois ‑ FranceDNFDNFDNF66

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