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RS Aero UK National Championships at South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club supported by Rooster - Day 2

by RS Aero UK Class Association 2 Jun 2018 08:29 BST 31 May - 3 June 2018
Basking in the sunshine at Abersoch © South Caernarvonshire YC

Day 1

No wind, no racing. A beach day with swimming, sightseeing and Go-Karting. William Caiger dominated the RS Aero Speedsix UK Go-Karting Champs and Greg Bartlett had the most supreme wipe out, assisted by Liam Willis.

Day 2

Race 1 was held in a 4-9 knot breeze, with a strong 8-15 knots for Race 2.

The RS Aero 5s are locked in a tie break with Sammy Isaacs-Johnson and Kate Sargent sharing a 1,2 each.

Noah Rees leads the RS Aero 7s from Chris Rust, each with two solid scores after a testing first two races. Race wins went to William Caiger followed home by Roscoe Martin in Race 1 and Sam Whaley followed home by Craig Williamson in Race 2.

With the big boys in the RS Aero 9 fleet swelled to 22, Steve Cockerill snuck the first race win from Steve Norbury at the end of the run. The fresh breeze in race 2 saw Peter Barton at the front, chased home by Steve Cockerill.

Rule 42 & Appendix P Rules Session

National Judge, David Battye provided a wonderfully informative and educational session at the UK Nationals before taking to the water with App P applying to allow him to observe and Judge on the proceedings.

Day 2 - RRS42 Appendix P Rulings

Just 3 yellow flags over two races on Day 2. All were in Race 1.

  1. RS Aero 9s; After pulling the trigger, repeated (3) body pumps exiting the start line, each flicking leach.
  2. RS Aero 7s; Roll tack, exiting faster than entry.
  3. RS Aero 7s; Roll gybe, exiting faster than entry. Failure to sail clear satisfactorily initially led to an invalid and then an incomplete two turn exoneration initially and extra turns necessary to exonerate.

Results so far can be found at

Many thanks for the event support by Rooster.

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