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RS Aero Open at Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club

by RS Aero UK Class Association 29 May 13:17 BST 4-5 May 2019
Yorkshire Dales RS Aero Open © Paul Hargreaves

Sixteen RS Aeros were greeted by a blustery spring morning at Yorkshire Dales SC for round 3 of the RS Aero UK Northern Circuit.

An air of trepidation and excitement filled the dinghy park as they rigged and the sailors were rewarded by some fantastic down-winds in the squalls with a white knuckle run and a ballistically fast second reach. Fortunately Paul Hargreaves was on hand to catch the action with his excellent photographs, framed by the majestic backdrop of the moors.

A consistent series by Matt Thursfield of Chelmarsh SC took the event overall. The other race winners on the breezy Saturday where Richard Green with two wins and Steve Stewart who was looking good in his RS Aero 5. This left them tied for second overall and the tie break falling in Richard's favour.

Sunday was lighter, giving some variety for the final two races of the series. This produced two new race winners in Jamie Rastrick and Keith Escritt.

Thanks to YDSC for being splendid hosts, as ever, and to Paul Hargreaves for his excellent photos. See Paul's full gallery here.

Next up on the RS Aero UK Northern Circuit are the back-to-back events at Huddersfield and Scammonden SCs on the 8th and 9th June before a trip to the seaside to enjoy the RS Aero UK Northern Champs at the Filey Regatta on 29/30th June. Full details can be found on the RS Aero UK Events List.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubRigR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
11744Matt ThursfieldChelmarshRS Aero 722213610
211Richard GreenYorkshire DalesRS Aero 713164413
31581Steve StewartRYARS Aero 5313310313
42531Jamie RastrickYorkshire DalesRS Aero 564622115
52907Ed StoreyYorkshire DalesRS Aero 748449727
61415Keith EscrittYorkshire DalesRS Aero 710115DNF1229
72602Terry PressdeeYorkshire DalesRS Aero 785955OCS32
82155Iain McGonigalEast LothianRS Aero 7561076832
91653Richard ButlerCovenhamRS Aero 5778DNF8535
102055Chris WooleyCombsRS Aero 599118131249
111218Christopher AbbottNottinghamRS Aero 7121013DNF11955
122581Peter CraggsYork RIRS Aero 7111279DNCDNC56
131088Julia AllanYorkshire DalesRS Aero 5131312DNS141163
142870Cathy PartingtonLeigh and LowtonRS Aero 7DNCDNCDNCDNC71068
152473Paul WillisYorkshire DalesRS Aero 7DNCDNCDNCDNC121376
161305Colin NewmanYorkshire DalesRS Aero 7DNCDNCDNCDNC151480

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