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RS Aero World Championship at the RS Games, Weymouth & Portland - Day 4

by RS Aero International Class 10 Aug 2018 06:40 BST 4-10 August 2018

Yet another big day out on Weymouth and Portland Bay! We launched into a light northerly and after one aborted race as the wind switched we had three more races for the four flights, totalling 205 RS Aeros, in an increasing south westerly peaking at over 20 knots.

RS Aero 9 – by Richard Watsham, GBR

After seeking advice on sailing report writing from double yachting journalism award winner Karl Thorne I have been told to try and avoid any clichés, so you will not find me writing phrases such as champagne sailing and that it was a tough day on the water, however I shall paraphrase.

A mixed day on the water with changeable conditions making for a great day of tactical sailing. Peter Barton stamped his mark on the RS Aero 9 event and did GBR proud by gaining 3 bullets and breaking Mark Jacobi's (USA) clean sheet of firsts to that point.

The day started with a light to moderate NNE wind that built up to very fresh W by close of play. Keeping an eye on the clouds and taking the wind shifts was the only way to win on the beat, making for close quarters taking duels of the line in the first race. As the wind increased into the second and third race tired legs started to show and those that had the fitness required to sustain the effort made big gains on the beat. The final race saw a few wobbly moments on the downwind leg as the gusts and waves made for adrenalin fuelled action.

Ready for some more fast and furious Aero racing tomorrow!

RS Aero 7 – by John Wilcox, GBR

Today was the first day of the final series for the RS Aero 7 fleet. All competitors were in their final Gold and Silver fleets.

The wind started from a Northerly direction, which made for a very shifty first beat, with left appearing to pay off early, however after a 90 degree wind shift, the race was soon abandoned.

The now westerly wind was freshening quickly. The Silver fleet got away cleanly, and a handful of people in the Gold fleet black flagged with two general recalls.

Sailors able to deal with the chop were performing well upwind. There was some great surfing downwind, with some spectacular capsizes. The challenging conditions were starting to spread the fleet out significantly.

More general recalls and black flags for both fleets in race two. The Gold fleet were pushing the line hard on the third race of the day and more competitors were black flagged. With the gusts now hitting Force 7, the fleet was enjoying some great planing conditions downwind, but some legs were starting to get tired upwind. The beers and pasta party for return of tallies was a welcome respite when everyone arrived back on shore.

RS Aero 5 – by Karlijn van den Boogaard, NED

Today started out with a race that got abandond. So, we might have the smallest sails, but we also sailed the highest number of races. Also, that first race was my best race so far, so it will be a nice one to remember even if it does not count. That must really apply to Lucy Greenwood, who actually won it!

We realised today, that the RS Aero 5s got spoiled getting the first start every time. Although we had to wait a bit more, it was really nice to see the other rigs starting and watch the RS Aero 9s finishing on the planing reach!

The last race was shortened, so we got to finish on the topmark meaning we could sail straight home to the harbour. It was still quite a long way, legs are tired, but we all survived!

Results after Day 4:

PosNatSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11Pts
RS Aero 5 Fleet
1GBR2350Ben Hutton-PenmanBurnhamSC/CorinthianOtters32-1433-94314528
2EST2253Liina KolkPirita SK/ Saaremaa MS6102(DNC)2421(BFD)1331
3GBR1312Andrew FrostSutton Bingham SC-9-1485151526235
4GBR1562Toby SchofieldFelpham SC12-13-236573233142
5GBR1844William CaigerSevenoaks School11111818(DNC)9-12444
6GBR2130Kate SargentHill Head SC73313102-18642-1550
7EST1929Sander PuppartPirita Svertpaadiklubi1126-166(DSQ)671381170
8GBR2106Roscoe MartinOgston SC-14959-1261291251279
9GBR1107Ben PoeSutton Bingham SC10816215-247-17711682
10GBR2552Sammy Isaacs-JohnsonMaidenhead SC411-20-2411171014516795
11GBR1108Charlie PearceDabchicks SC-33-231118713138109897
12GBR1927Jack HardieFrensham Pond SC-2917-36209311118101099
13GBR2442Jonathan BaileyHunts SC5444231119-261125-28106
14GBR1685Lucy GreenwoodOxford SC267151616-29-31211525123
15GBR1893Alastair BrownGreat Moor SC165107-3612-3821181824131
16RUS1877Vladislav IvanovskiyYC Sankt-Petersburg202819-401414151367(DSQ)136
17GBR1581Steve StewartYorkshire Dales SC-37-3734294215416179139
18GBR1575Mark CarletonPapercourt SC-342224-3013201410151916153
19NED1447Floris StapelWSV Braassemermeer-35-3635221818912201413161
20GBR2416James DowrickPorthpean SC27-2927-371982220141318168
21GBR2435Caitlin MorleyBurnham SC242013827-30161624-3022170
22GBR1566Samuel BlakerBenfleet YC22-451710-37192027232226186
23GBR1099Ralph NevileFrensham Pond SC1816211226-32-4330252130199
24NED2349Karlijn van den BoogaardWSV Vinkeveen-Abcoude23252526-3927-3518172027208
25GBR1457Emma McEwenRoyal Lymington YC3030-41272415212519-3119210
26EST1876Silvia Johanna HaavelPirita Svertpaadiklubi-41-40331420262733272417221
27GBR1149Raulf BerryEmsworth SC1979-522839252840-4135230
28GBR2290Philip McDonaldHayling Island SC-362428-3925341729262820231
29NOR1431Cathrine KarlsonRisor Seilforening-46-54454322282419222314240
30GBR1819Ben MillardEmsworth SC213426-3835102822(BFD)3433243
31GBR1777Catherine HemsleyFelpham SC-5449-535021312315312921270
32GBR1065Nic JohnsonConiston SC Roa Island32-352225343334-41303331274
33GBR1594Julie ArcherUllswater YC-44-47403117293143323523281
34GBR2061Ben TylecoteRutland SC3126182140222635(DNC)(DNC)DNC281
35GBR2321Claire PowerEmsworth Slipper SC2527-4319303740-44392638281
36GBR2426Lucy PennantHayling Island SC17323717-51-474232353945296
37GBR1705Kate WharmbyRoyal Lymington YC423112114136-48344347-48297
38GBR2555Giles BakerDatchet Water SC15153144(DNF)4439383638-47300
39GBR1301Emily DavisGreat Moor SC263930-42383836393327-42306
40GBR1060Mike LinneyChichester YC3848-56-5333403023383229311
41GBR2368Imogen Cage WhiteBroadstairs SC2821(DSQ)28-47354436344643315
42GBR2656Deborah DeggeBartley SC818153232(DSQ)(DNC)DNC28RETDNC319
43GBR1964Alice LucyRutland SC131929-484842474642-5237323
44GBR2100Julie WillisLymington Town SC-49444645312337372943-49335
45EST1875Olga KuvatovaPirita Svertpaadiklubi-5043-523443503324373734335
46FIN1867Kairit KoivOulun Tyovaen Pursiseura45-46323645253245-494439348
47GBR1296Maggie DunnLyme Regis SC-5238-472342414647454244368
48GBR2150Jackie CravenYorkshire Dales SC4050395429(DNC)(DNC)DNC464032392
49USA2655Melissa SolnickSebago C&SC NY-56-58485144464540503641401
50GBR2462Alessandra TydemanLymington Town SC39414935-524551514151(DNC)403
51GBR1030Nicci KilpatrickHayling Island SC-5553-554746484142484536406
52GBR1183Phoebe WillcocksAlton Water SC4842383350524950-53-5350412
53GBR1071Bill OrganSouth Cerney SC-515144-5649435048444940418
54GBR1175Natasha SionLymington Town SC473342415351(DNC)535150(DNC)421
55GBR2434Thomas GoodsellBrightlingsea SC-595651-5756495354474846460
56CZE1162Sylvia MrazovaAsociace Lodnich Trid RS535254555453525254(RET)(DNC)479
57CZE2056Petr BrizaYC Pardubice60605958(DNC)(BFD)5449525551498
58USA2603Paul GlosterSanta Barbara SSA CA4355504955(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC500
59GBR2596Michael WilliamsEly SC5757574657(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCRETDNC522
60GBR1694Nicholas WillcocksAlton Water SC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC555452533
61GBR2274Rhys WilliamsEly SC585958(DNS)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCRETDNCDNC547
RS Aero 7 Gold Fleet
1GBR1340Sam WhaleySwanage SC-3111111111110
2GBR2666Jack HopkinsDelph SC12-32213232321
3GBR2665Craig WilliamsonStaunton Harold SC232-6222223424
4GBR1020Richard PyeDraycote Water SC3323-744358944
5GBR1428Cameron SmithChelmarsh SC617745(DNC)5165763
6GBR2543Steve NorburyWarsash SC884-11573677863
7GBR2319Stephen CockerillStokes Bay SC15-811213BFD6275
8GBR1370Alistair GoodwinHaversham SC-66143321BFD4582
9GBR2545Noah ReesCawsand Bay SC / TMSC549769-11116202097
10GBR2098Pierce SewardBroadstairs SC9776115-12742225103
11GBR1843Chris JenkinsBowmoor SC8681611-18117101610103
12GBR2147John WarburtonChew Valley LSC-169647364111146107
13GBR1930Daniel NewallStarcross YC-2621111889101213911122
14FRA2417Tim WoodcockCV Mullhouse71310-29211379191414127
15GBR2609Richard KennedyEmsworth Slipper SC-2114521644612BFD6131
16GER1903Juliane BarthelSC Dummer2-2312810755DNC1812132
17GBR1921James ClaphamRoyal Torbay YC12171051069(DNC)342316142
18GBR2131Greg KellyIsle of Man YC52312514-169BFD1726151
19EST1781Ants HaavelPirita Svertpaadiklubi74(BFD)546513BFD15DNC165
20USA2661Hank SauragePontchartrain YC LA4131223815-171542DNS167
21GBR2415Jack MillerFelpham SC1059148249-25421234167
22GBR2325Ned StattersfieldWells-Next-The-Sea151959152817-31141035167
23GBR1544James WittsQueen Mary SC15-2317151813810292815168
24GBR1785James Hutton-PenmanBurnham SC / RCYC-2891699191523251337175
25GBR2648Ben PowellAlton Water SC22-3713102420211892122180
26GBR2439Tim HireRoyal Lymington YC1311-1414141161335BFD13183
27GBR2604George SunderlandOlton Mere SC14161131219-2119442929196
28GBR1232Tim NorrisWarsash SC148(DSQ)191527198411927197
29AUS2662Peter StephinsonMiddle Harbour ASC NSW163617-372716104223218198
30GBR2288Paul GardnerStokes Bay SC1011413221713-2418BFD33199
31GBR2155Iain McGonigalEast Lothian YC2422192220822(DNC)83621202
32GBR2550Chris JonesSutton Bingham SC-201961617151414263344204
33GBR2553Mark RiddingtonEmsworth Slipper SC414182324(BFD)201717BFD17207
34GBR2572Andy HillWarsash SC1817-242112141214332442207
35GBR2427Nigel RolfeLymington Town SC17-25132417201823213431218
36GBR2320Sarah CockerillStokes Bay SC11121613-22151716373945221
37GBR2161Paul RobsonReading SC11121417183027(DNC)202548222
38GBR2502Peter ChaplinBurghfield SC22262523231119-31322619226
39GBR2058Duncan De BoltzThorpe Bay YC191621201612-2819274339232
40GBR2318Karl ThorneLymington Town SC132228101412(BFD)21383740235
41GBR2101Chris HobdayGurnard SC33-4029152626810233828236
42GBR1672Richard BentleyFelpham SC-2925182228161811283141238
43GER1902Jens RoehrssenSegelverein Weser271023113210(BFD)26393032240
44GBR1568Caitlin AtkinWhitstable YC2310-272420222621243543248
45GBR1305Ed StoreyYorkshire Dales SC2429202519(BFD)1415DNC2724250
46GBR1590Chris HattonBowmoor SC9151912-27232326364049252
47GBR2621Liam VassFelpham SC2518311730-32712434130254
48USA2657Yannick GlosterSanta BarbaraYSF/SBSC CA1272227131825-29404547256
49NOR1274Herman BordalMoss182921-4025211316314836258
50GBR1211Nicholas EalesLymingtonTownSC/RLymYC332715-4213232415304450274
51GBR2299John WilcoxEast Lothian YC(DNS)DNS22301910168DNF4723281
52GBR2472Paddy HutchingsRoyal Western YC202024-2716212520BFD4638283
RS Aero 7 Silver Fleet
1GBR2581Peter CraggsYork RI SC-3826262530252020521180
2GBR2001Ben LyonsLymington Town SC253027-3323222224152181
3GBR2503Dan BirdLymington Town SC192425-34212524221539187
4GBR2649Kent MartinOgston SC294715269(UFD)BFD18216206
5GBR2582Nick NeveRutland SC271526193417(DNC)DNC8183220
6GER1909Jorn DomresSV Harlebucht-4242362628362932984250
7GBR2357Paul HawkinsHayling Island SC342732-383429332718911254
8GBR2224Richard PayneOxford SC3937-4231423627221248258
9USA2663David SolnickSebago C&SC NY1728324033(BFD)3229201216259
10OMA2660Dirk GramkowRas al Hamra SC41-433041293428364612261
11GBR1031Arthur GoldsmithHayling Island SC23212828-313129257BFD17261
12ESP2392Matias GrassCMV Barcelona4231293026(DNC)3832131714272
13GBR2146Nick CravenYorkshire Dales SC32383529312923(DNC)102423274
14GBR2103Kingsley BrownGurnard SC38344136(DNS)263330141415281
15GBR1637Lorrian WellsHighcliffe SC36183718-43393635222730298
16GBR2505Neil WharmbyRoyal Lymington YC48493846(DNC)3531336137306
17CZE1826Petr BryxYC Neratovice403930-443534392837DNS307
18USA2658Catherine GlosterSanta Barbara SSA CA28-46432839333237301524309
19GBR2429Robin CaigerBough Beech SC34-46333932374238241920318
20GBR2605Mark FowlerHunts SC43-49403243302628BFD1610320
21GBR2362Claire GeogheganBrightlingsea SC3030424340-443435162625321
22GBR1336Joe GallivanSpinnaker SC262420829-393727BFDDNCDNC327
23GBR2611Patrick FultonBough Beech SC323123514432(DNC)DNC191131327
24GBR1400Gary FowlerHunts SC304840-504128313611BFD13330
25GBR2473Paul WillisYorkshire Dales SC-504245433640303433255333
26GBR2659Gareth ThomasOcean CC-4544433536384039292018342
27GER2038Peter HauptSG Hengsteysee363647454824(DNC)DNC171028344
28GBR2388Charlie GillmorePaignton SC / RDYC41333937-46384337282329348
29GBR2225John McKeownLancing SC-4744363341423940252926355
30GBR1582Mark RolfeBartley SC43-48444140404034262227357
31CZE1816Milos BurilAsociace Lodnich Trid RS45-50454842354133312119360
32GBR2055Chris WoolleyCombs SC37394134-4542373921DNC21363
33GBR2421Paul SpeirsNotts County SC31323531253735(DNC)DNCRETDNC382
34GBR2113Christopher SmithIsland Barn RSC31343736384136(DNC)DNC28DNC385
35GBR2422Clive HowlandCombs SC4645393238(DNC)DNCDNC343222394
36CZE2097Petr ProkysekOrthodocks YC-4441344237313030DNCDNCDNC401
37NED1256Martijn JessurunWSV Vinkeveen-Abcoude2120313933(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC406
38CZE2664Adam BurilAsociace Lodnich Trid RS4843-4949394641382330DNC409
39GBR1091Penelope GillettRoyal Harwich YC49384849444342(DNC)323133409
40GBR2515Richard BarrettSpinnaker SC35325038353334(DNC)RETDNCDNC413
41NED2189Mark ColeGWV de Vrijbuiter49404645(DNC)2735DNC27RETDNC426
42NED1841Rob JessurunWSV Vinkeveen-Abcoude-515049473747434136DNS32434
43GBR1120Jae JonesSpinnaker SC40333844474438(DNC)RETDNCDNC440
44GBR2574Anthony JohnsonConiston SC39353420(DNS)DNCDNCDNCRETDNCDNC443
45ESP2433Carvajal LeonCMV Barcelona50514450494344(DNC)DNC3334450
46GBR1508Robert EnglandChelmarsh SC37283348(DNS)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC461
47NED2309Koen RuiterWVA Vinkeveen-Abcoude4741(DNC)DNCDNC4544DNC35DNSDNC475
48GBR2270Andrew PetterLittleton SC35474735(DNC)DNCDNCDNCRETDNCDNC479
49GBR1694Nicholas WillcocksAlton Water SC4635464750(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC486
50GBR2542Chris HughesWarsash SC44454846(RET)41DNCDNCRETDNCDNC486
RS Aero 9 Fleet
1USA2667Marc JacobiCedar Point YC CT11111111-2-2210
2GBR2549Peter BartonLymington Town SC-5-643322311120
3GBR2672George CousinsMounts Bay SC3-5322332-63324
4GBR2551Liam WillisLymington Town SC2364-765435-1038
5GBR1888Chris LarrNorthampton SC6-10256546-124644
6GBR2600Greg BartlettStarcross YC713-147-17410887872
7GBR2193Ben CharnleySnettisham Beach SC4-14126-237854141474
8USA2669Madhavan ThirumalaiCedar Point YC CT997-11999-1278774
9GBR2441Jeff DavisonIsland Barn RSC141281058-227-1511984
10GRE2428Ben RolfePeligoni Club107118-1811-14131010585
11GER1723Marcus WaltherDSCL Frankfurt-20899(RET)1313185131199
12GBR1171Ffinlo WrightIsle of Man YC-22-211817111671117616119
13GBR1298Richard WatshamRNSA / Starcross YC1611-25121022129(DNC)1513120
14GBR1331Rory CohenFrampton-on-Severn SC11-24-2020412181491619123
15GBR1011Andy WarrenAvon SC18-25-36151317622141212129
16GBR2626Tom KennedyEmsworth Slipper SC1315-23148181516-201718134
17GBR1052Jim FifieldKing George SC26210(BFD)(DNC)1019DNC1194135
18GBR2608Rory FultonBough Beech SC191813-34-26141610162521152
19GBR2527Robbie LawsonEast Lothian YC-251917181521111521(BFD)15152
20GBR2420Daniel MartinLymington Town SC23175131415-36(DNC)222025154
21GBR2369Tom EhlerLymington Town SC1722-322512322419-341917187
22GBR2548Jim HoodLymington Town SC2123-34-2920191721192423187
23GBR2610Ben WallisSpinnaker SC24-30-302221202624131822190
24GBR2148Gareth GriffithsIsland Barn RSC84191927302317(RET)(DNC)DNC191
25SWE2512Christer BathRoyal Gothenburg YC1516262322(BFD)(DNC)25182626197
26SVK2673Andrej HolakYC Slovan Bratislava-29271621-29232023242320197
27GBR2074Matt EvansGreat Moor SC12261530312529(DNC)23(RET)DNC235
28SWE1438Thomas SandstromSkargardsstads SS30283324-36-352127292124237
29GBR2073Tim SewardBroadstairs SC-32-31213125262728252828239
30AUS2671Simon ReffoldBalmoral SC NSW(DNC)(DNC)293216273720262233242
31GBR2188Joe BirdBlackwater SC403322282831(DNS)(DNC)282727264
32GBR1135Phil WhiteFrampton on Severn SC313728261924-38(DNC)363134266
33GBR2186Alan BeatonNotts County SC28203116(DNC)38283137(RET)DNC273
34GBR2142Tom RussellIsland Barn RSC333227272433(DNC)(DNC)273637276
35GBR1231Tim BilbroughHayling Island SC3534-3833-38283326302935283
36GBR1490Graham PlattHighcliffe SC37-40-423833293029353330294
37AUS2670Andrew GilesLake Cullulleraine YC VIC-3838373535(BFD)3130323229299
38GBR1656David PartridgeChelmarsh SC34-3935-3932393433333031301
39USA2668Ash BeattyMISA TX272924(DNF)30(BFD)25DNCRETDNCDNC311
40GBR2223Mark FoxStokes Bay SC-42-41403734373232313536314
41GBR1818Lester KorziliusEmsworth SC-3936-413637343534383432321
42CZE1556Tomas MatejkaAsociace Lodnich Trid RS41353940393639(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC357
43GBR1485Alex Newton SouthonLymington Town SC36(DNF)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC388

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