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Henri Lloyd Report of the Month: Flying to Florida and thriving revived class winners

by Mark Jardine 23 Apr 2018 16:03 BST 20 February 2018
RS Aero 5, 7 and 9 rigs all crossing the finishing line in tight formation at the RS Aero Florida State Championship © Mike Grant

We finally have sunshine, some warmth in the air, boats back in the dinghy parks and on the moorings, and reports flying in to YachtsandYachting.com from events up and down the country. With that we're delighted to announce the February and March 2018 winners of the Land Rover BAR caps in the Report of the Month sponsored by Henri Lloyd.

Our February winner is Karl Thorne, who is now a two-time winner of Report of the Month, with his report of the RS Aero Florida State Championships. Karl travelled over from the UK for the event and had a great time sailing from Jensen Beach in Martin County, finishes second overall in the RS Aero 7 class.

The March winner is Lee Bratley with his report of the fantastic start to the RS600 season. This trapeze single-hander has had a great resurgence in the last couple of years and much of it is down to the publicity the class has been putting out on the website. As the report highlights, the RS600 is a cheap route in to high-performance sailing and it looks like it's going to be a great 2018 for the class.

Not only do our two authors win Land Rover BAR caps, all readers who nominate a winning article are also in with a chance of winning one.

Our two winners this time are Derek Stow who thought Karl's RS Aero Florida State Championship, "Really captured the excitement of RS Aero racing" and Ian Marshall who said Lee Bratley's RS600 article was "Very positive, lots of information and great pictures".

For the next Report of the Month the prizes is switching to the Henri Lloyd Freedom Visor with a fixed retainer to hold visor secure, a reflective sandwich peak and back adjuster tab – perfect for summer days out on the water.

Please keep your votes coming in for reports. The RS classes have been represented well lately and we'd really like to spread the prizes around, so please support your class authors and get voting!

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