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Rooster RS Aero World Championship at Yacht Club de Carnac - Day 2

by RS Aero International Class Association 26 Jul 2017 12:12 BST 24-28 July 2017

A second day of breeze up to 20 knots, but this time slightly more off-shore producing a more manageable sea state and some great sunshine.

In the RS Aero 9s Marc Jacobi USA did not have it all his own way this time after a couple of unscheduled dismounts. British Youth, Liam Willis GBR and Greg Bartlett GBR both took race wins with Greg jumping up onto the podium with a 1,2,3 for the day.

A goliath battle is emerging at the end of day 2 at the front of the RS Aero 7 fleet. Steve Cockerill GBR and Peter Barton GBR both started and finished the day tied on points. Steve took two wins to Peter's one with an incredible display of downwind speed through the waves. Peter was very pleased to win the second race of the day as Steve rounded right on his tail going on to the final run. Steve is a recognized worldwide guru on downwind wave technique in single-handers.

"Steve is the 'Rooster' off wind, and to match him on that final run to still lead at the bottom was a huge step for me. I let the kicker go a little more to open the leech, reduce stability and thus aid my turns. Then I hunted every good wave I could with some big angles at times both by the lee and up turning to a planing reach at times too. I recommend Steve's 'Boat Whisperer' DVD to all RS Aero sailors if you want a chance of hanging with him downwind!" laughed Peter.

Paul Bartlett GBR maintained his third overall with Marcus Walther GER in fourth Noah Rees GBR holds his Top Youth spot in sixteenth and top Lady is Liina Kolk EST in eighteenth but with Juliane Barthel GER now just seven points behind.

Sander Puppart EST blitzed the RS Aero 5 scoreboard leap-frogging to the Gold Medal position after a 3,2,1 to lead by one point from Andrew Frost GBR (top Youth). Andrias Sillaste EST and Kate Sargent GBR (top Lady) are tied for third. Andrew Wilde GBR took a race win in race 5 in his super cool unique dark grey RS Aero.

The RS Aero 5 entry has increased again to seventeen now with good breeze set for the week. The option to choose rig allows sailors to enjoy their day's sailing to the max, increases participation (both starting and finishing) and helps keep the fleet safe too. Several sailors changed before the start of the Championship based on forecast with several more 're-entering' with a smaller rig after a testing first day. Those later rig changers will have a challenge to produce a new series having lost Day 1 but having made a large commitment to travel some big distances to Carnac will still be able to enjoy some great racing to the best of their potential in the conditions.

An International Class Meeting was held after racing producing plans, structure and a whole host of great ideas to take forward with a good number of RS Aero nations represented. This finished in perfect time to flow straight into the Beach Party with Carnac weather indulging us with fine sunshine.

Rooster Day prizes were awarded both before and after racing, catching up from Day 1. No sailor may win more than one day prize during the week and you have to be there to collect in person, otherwise it is awarded down the fleet! Rooster Podium race bibs were handed to the top three in each fleet to wear today, adding more interest on the racecourse.

Day 3 already has 15-18kn on the race course so it looks like the RS Aero World is in for their third fresh and occasionally fruity day.

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5 rig after day 2:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
2GBR 1312FROST AndrewSUTTON BINGHAM SC ‑ Great Britain14313311
4GBR 2130SARGENT KATESALTASH SC ‑ Great Britain52RDG24416
5GBR 1107POE BenBINGHAM SC SUTTON ‑ Great Britain33455520
6GBR 2100WILLIS JulieLUYMINGTON TOWN SC ‑ Great Britain6561181136
7GBR 1795ISAACS‑JOHNSON SammyMAIDENHEAD SC ‑ Great Britain76899636
8USA 2381GLOSTER CatherineSANTA BARBARA SEASCHELL ‑ United States Of America8771211942
11GBR 1555WILDE AndrewBURGHFIELD SC ‑ Great Britain17DNFDNFSCP1253
12USA 2388SOLNICK MelissaSEBAGO ‑ United States Of America108OCS13141459
15GBR 1264CRAVEN JackieYORSHIRE DALES SC ‑ Great BritainDNFDNFDNF71012149
16FRA 1372CLERGEAU Leon philippeNPB ‑ FranceU+SCDNFDNF1513RET166

7 rig after day 2:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6
1GBR 2319COCKERILL StephenSTOKES BAY SC ‑ Great Britain221121
2GBR 2093BARTON PeterLYMINGTON TOWN SC ‑ Great Britain113212
3GBR 1930BARTLETT PaulSTARCROSS YC ‑ Great Britain332343
4GER 1723WALTHER MarcusDSCL FRANKFURT ‑ Germany4741034
5GBR 2346ROLFE BenRS SAILING ‑ Great Britain575559
6GBR 1232NORBURY SteveWARSASH SC ‑ Great Britain549966
7IRL 2382CRAIG SeanROYAL ST GEARGE YC ‑ Ireland7561275
8GBR 2147WARBUTON JohnCHEW VALLEY LSC ‑ Great Britain68514128
11GBR 2146CLAPHAM JamesROYAL TORBAY YC ‑ Great Britain1619761910
12GBR 2157ROLFE NigelBURGHFIELD SC ‑ Great Britain9913201512
13AUS 2380STEPHINSON II PeterMIDDLE HARBOUR ASC ‑ Australia14611151318
14GBR 1817JONES ChrisSUTTON BINGHAM SC ‑ Great Britain13163511811
15GBR 1093SMITH CameronCHELMARSH SC ‑ Great Britain101112131616
16EST 1867OUNAP MartinPIRITA SVERTPAADIKLUBI ‑ Estonia111317161122
17GBR 1230REES NoahTORPOINT MOSQUITO SC ‑ Great Britain181015211414
18GBR 2148GRIFFITHS GarethISLAND BARN RES SC ‑ Great Britain19141642323
19EST 1873KOLK LiinaSAAREMAA MS ‑ Estonia151519182525
20FRA 2134WOODCOCK TimothyC V MULHOUSE ‑ France202020251819
21GER 1903BARTHEL JulianeSEGLER CLUB DUMMER ‑ Germany172118222129
22USA 2379GLOSTER YannickSANTA BARBARA YSF ‑ United States Of America262621231713
23GBR 2162CHAPLIN PeterBURGHFIELD SC ‑ Great BritainDNF1825243017
24GBR 2320COCKERILL SarahSTOCKES BAY SC ‑ Great Britain23UFD22312226
25USA 2385DUBOIS DougUS SAILING ‑ United States Of America2822242627SCP
26RUS 1877IVANOVSKIY VladislavYC SANKT‑PETERSBURG ‑ Russia253427322621
27GBR 1715PECKHAM JaneGURNARD SC ‑ Great Britain312334272427
28GBR 1062PHILLIPS DanRIPON SC ‑ Great Britain362428363320
29GBR 1568ATKIN CaitlinWHITSABLE YC ‑ Great Britain242923344635
30GBR 2161ROBSON PaulREADING SC ‑ Great Britain383331172837
31GBR 1792HILL AndyHAYLING ISLAND SC ‑ Great Britain22UFD26383131
32GBR 1846FRASER SteveEAST LOTHIAN ‑ Great Britain332729SCP3640
33GBR 1575CARLETON MarkPAPERCOURT SC ‑ Great Britain303033293733
34UAE 2383HORNUNG JuliusDUBAI OFFSHORE SC ‑ United Arab Emirates273236333430
35GBR 1108PEARCE CharlieDABCHICKS SC ‑ Great Britain342830373234
36GBR 1921CLAPHAM CharlesCHEW VALLEY LSC ‑ Great Britain293132354132
38GBR 2104WILLOWS RichardROADFORD LAKE SC ‑ Great Britain3225DNF1929DNF
39GBR 1685GREENWOOD LucyOXFORD SC ‑ Great Britain373738423936
40GER 1767BRUMMUNDT SebastianFUERSTENBERGER YC E.V. ‑ Germany3538434135DNF
41GBR 2101HOBDAY ChrisGURNARD SC ‑ Great BritainDNFDNFDNF302024
43GBR 1258CRAVEN NickYORSHIRE DALES SC ‑ Great Britain454037404444
45NED 2373ENDE VincentZEILSCHOOL AALMEER ‑ The NetherlandsSCPSCPSCP444541
46USA 2387SOLNICK DavidSEBAGO ‑ United States Of America43UFD39474743
47GBR 2057HILL SimonHAYLING ISLANG ISLANG SC ‑ Great Britain4442414648DNF
48NED 2189COLE MarkGWV DE VRIJBUITER ‑ The Netherlands40DNFDNF494239
49GBR 1589HARRUP ChrisBURGHFIELD SC ‑ Great Britain41DNFDNS4538DNF
52CZE 1826BRYX PetrCzech RepublicDNFDNFDNF4849DNF

9 rig after day 2:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1USA 1818JACOBI MarcCEDAR POINT YC ‑ United States Of America1113126
2GBR 1551WILLIS LiamLYMINGTON TOWN SC ‑ Great BritainSCP2266114
3GBR 1637BARTLETT GregSTARCROSS YC ‑ Great Britain74412314
4GBR 1744THURSFIELD MattCHELMARSH SC ‑ Great Britain43325517
5GBR 1489FREELAND TobyDOWNS SC ‑ Great Britain35643621
6GBR 1171WRIGHT FfinloISLE OF MAN YC ‑ Great Britain106754426
7USA 2390THIRUMALAI MadhavanCEDAR POINT YC ‑ United States Of America1288DSQj7742
10SWE 2072BATH ChristerROYAL GOTHENBURG YC ‑ Sweden811118111249
11GBR 2318HOOD JimLYMINGTON TOWN SC ‑ Great Britain1114DNF1213858
12NED 1869VOS GerardWSV GIESBEEK ‑ The Netherlands14131214121162
13AUS 2133REFFOLD SimonBALMORAL SC ‑ Australia16DNFDNF10101068
15GBR 2168BURDALL OliverNORFOLK BROADS YC ‑ Great Britain1912DNF11141571
‑‑‑FRA 1408BOUGEARD OlivierC.N Berrois ‑ FranceDNFDNFDNFDNSDNSDNC104

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