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RS Aero UK Winter Series 2018/19

by RS Aero UK Class Association 16 Apr 11:49 BST
Tim Hire wins the Steve Nicholson Trophy at Northampton in his RS Aero 7 © Tim Olin /

This winter has been kind with mild temperatures and for the most part good breezes without any extremes - perfect winter sailing weather! With nine events spread over the country during four months a total of 94 RS Aero sailors took part in at least one event with a record 21 sailors qualifying by competing in at least three of the events.

The series closed with the rescheduled Frensham Frenzy and the final movers and shakers where Sammy Isaacs-Johnson (Maidenhead) in his RS Aeros 5 jumping up to 11th as top RS Aero there and Joe Gallivan (Lymington Town) leap frogging into the top 10 in the overall series scores.

Overall Tim Hire (Royal Lymington) dominated the series counting a clean sweep of 1sts, winning 4 of the events in total which included the notable achievement of winning Northampton's Steve Nicholson Trophy single hander fleet overall. Tim was also top Youth, a testament to how with dedication, enthusiasm and our good Youth Training and Class racing programmes a keen young sailor can excel all the way to the front of the fleet.

Peter Barton (Lymington Town) took 2nd with a win at Oxford's RS Aero Winter Champs and a string of 2nds. Another top Youth, Chris Hatton (Bowmoor), finished 3rd including an impressive win at the Bowmoor Bubble last December. UK Class Chairman, Nigel Rolfe (Burghfield) excelled to 4th from Charlie Sansom (Bowmoor) in 5th.

First Youth Lady was Lily Barrett (Island Barn) in 13th with the non youth 1st Lady Emily Davis (Great Moor), rounding out the top 20 overall. Top Master was Nick Neve (Rutland) in 8th, a little ahead of Peter Chaplin and Chris Jones.

Best RS Aero 9 stalwart was Chris Larr (Northampton) in 6th overall and the RS Aero 5s shone at the final event, the Frensham Frenzy, with Sammy Isaacs-Johnson leading the RS Aeros there and ended just 1 point off taking that event overall to finish 11th in the Winter Series!

All in all it proved a very successful Winter for the RS Aeros with some huge off season turnouts at both main event classics and the backwater gems, culminating in the RS Aero 7s (alone!) also being the largest Class represented in the national Selden SailJuice Winter Series and taking 3rd place in the hard fought SailJuice Top Class contest.

All set for Spring...

The prize giving for the RS Aero UK Winter Series will take place at the RS Aero Spring Championships at Island Barn RSC on Saturday 27th April together with the RS Aero Winter Championship prize giving from the Oxford Blue. The 21 sailors who qualified in the series will all have their names added to the random prize draw to select the winner of the 50% discount voucher on a new RS Aero sail kindly provided by RS Sailing.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubCat.Bowmoor BubbleYorkshire DalesGrafham GPBloody MaryHighcliffe IcicleNorthampton Steve NicRutland TigerOxford BlueFrensham FrenzyPts
12439Tim HireRoyal Lymington YCY7100111001121003
22810Peter BartonLymington Town SC 21002222100135
31590Chris HattonBowmoor SCY11001004100100100326
42427Nigel RolfeBurghfield SC 51001003171001159
51068Charlie SansomBowmoorSC/UPSPC 3510010010010012410012
61888Chris LarrNorthampton SC 1001004610031001010013
71020Richard PyeDraycote Water SC 10010010010010052810015
82582Nick NeveRutland SCM100171810010081810016
91336Joe GallivanLymington Town SC 100100919612630618
102318Karl ThorneLymington Town SC 10010051251010010010020
112552Sammy Isaacs‑JohnsonMaidenhead SC 10010010015100100534121
121298Richard WatshamStarcross YC / RNSA 10010089100100124910029
132105Lily BarrettIsland Barn RSCY L18100617100100710010030
142502Peter ChaplinBurghfield SCM16100100274141001310031
152550Chris JonesSutton Bingham SCM11100100131001001002410048
162713Ollie WilliamsonIsland Barn RSCY1003222410010010010010049
172369Tom EhlerLymington Town SC 2110010020910010010010050
182039Karl MorleyBurton SC 1002131001001001004310058
191964Alice LucyRutland SCY L1001001002310010093310065
201301Emily DavisGreat Moor SCL10010014100100131004510072
212223Mark FoxStokes Bay SCM25100100100131001004410082
222545Noah ReesTorpoint Mosquito SCY100100100101001003100100113
232148Gareth GriffithsIsland Barn RSCM10010010081001001006100114
242188Mark AddisonUpper Thames SC 100100100100100410014100118
252114Fernando GamboaLee on the Solent/CDPA 100100100117100100100100118
262543Steve NorburyWarsash SC 1001001001410010010015100119
271232Tim NorrisWarsash SC 100100100710010010016100123
282572Andy HillWarsash SC 100100100161001001009100125
292420Nigel DaviesDraycote Water SC 100100100100100610019100125
302442Jonathan BaileyGrafham Water SCY100100310010010010027100130
311739David CherrillBroadwater SC 1310010010010010010023100136
322204Alan MarkhamUpper Thames SCM1001001010010010010032100142
332317Theodore DeverellHunts SCY1001001110010010010031100142
342503Dan BirdLymington Town SC 2010010022100100100100100142
352643John BanbrookBowmoor SC 2410010010010010010028100152
362672Will GiffordWhitefriars SC 3110010010010010010026100157
371773Rosemary DillworthBowmoor SCL1910010010010010010049100168
382647Tim ReidMudeford SC 1001001001003100100100100203
392346Ben RolfeBurghfield SC 1001001001001001001001004204
402060Andrew McKeeRutland SC 1001001001001001004100100204
411009Emily WatsonBowmoor SCL4100100100100100100100100204
422553Mark RiddingtonEmsworth Slipper SC 1001001001001001001005100205
431562Toby SchofieldFelpham SC 1001001005100100100100100205
442459Dave LynallBowmoor SC 6100100100100100100100100206
451544James WittsQueen Mary SC 1001001001001001001001007207
462098Pierce SewardBroadstairs SC 1001001001001001001007100207
471790Steve ChapmanThorney Island SC 1001001001001001001001008208
482649Kent MartinOgston SC 1001001001001008100100100208
491897Ken FowlerHighcliffe SC 1001001001008100100100100208
502532Harry JoyceBowmoor SCM8100100100100100100100100208
512106Roscoe MartinOgston SCY1001001001001009100100100209
521843Rachael JenkinsBowmoor SCL9100100100100100100100100209
532368Nev HerbertLymington Town SC 10010010010010100100100100210
542468Al KeckBowmoor SC 10100100100100100100100100210
552657Ellie CraigDraycote Water SCL10010010010010011100100100211
562571Sarah DesjonqueresHighcliffe SCL10010010010011100100100100211
572792John WarbutonChewValley Lake SC 10010010010010010010012100212
581490Graham PlattHighcliffe SC 10010010010012100100100100212
592518Nick IrelandStokes Bay SC 10010012100100100100100100212
601751Fi LucasBowmoor / Avon SCL12100100100100100100100100212
611135Phil WhiteFrampton‑on‑Severn SC 14100100100100100100100100214
621637Lorrian WellsHighcliffe SCL10010010010015100100100100215
632286Stephen BarfootGrafham Water SC 10010015100100100100100100215
641810Neil CrosbyBowmoor SCM15100100100100100100100100215
651062Dan PhillipsRipon SC 10010010010010016100100100216
661511Rebecca ReidGrafham Water SCL10010016100100100100100100216
672806Charlie RoomeRYA 10010010010010010010017100217
681566Abby HireRoyal Lymington YCY L10010017100100100100100100217
691655Ian PickardBowmoor SC 17100100100100100100100100217
701893Alice DavisGreat Moor SCY L10010018100100100100100100218
712126Graham IlesBurghfield SC 10010010010010010010020100220
722808Richard KennedyEmsworth Slipper SC 10010010010010010010021100221
732389Maddie BilboroughHayling Island SCY L10010010021100100100100100221
741568Caitlin AtkinWhitstable SCY L10010010010010010010022100222
752600Greg BartlettStarcross YC 10010022100100100100100100222
761400Gary FowlerHunts SC 10010022100100100100100100222
772028Sarah PickardBowmoor SCL22100100100100100100100100222
781261Martin RootsCardiff Bay YC 23100100100100100100100100223
791685Lucy GreenwoodOxford SCL10010010010010010010025100225
801024Jake HardmanHayling Island SC 10010010025100100100100100225
811741Ivor KeatesWhitefriars SC 26100100100100100100100100226
822356Albie CutbillBowmoor SCY27100100100100100100100100227
831006Douglas RobertsBowmoor SCM28100100100100100100100100228
842717Chris HarrupBurghfield SC 10010010010010010010029100229
852034JackCawsey‑WilliamsMumbles YCY29100100100100100100100100229
862141Steve SharpSeafarers SCM10010010010010010010035100235
871107Ben PoeOxford SC 10010010010010010010036100236
882073Tim SewardBroadstairs SC 10010010010010010010037100237
892724Josie MeredithPapercourt SCY L10010010010010010010038100238
902429Robin CaigerBough Beech SC 10010010010010010010039100239
911702Bruce MacdonaldDorchester SC 10010010010010010010040100240
922708Maisie BristowIsland Barn RSCY L10010010010010010010041100241
931809Iona WillowsDorchester SCY L10010010010010010010042100242
942807Michael SealeyButte SC  10010010010010010010046100246

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