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Ocean Elements 2018

RS Aeros at the Braassem Summer Regatta, The Netherlands

by Jan van den Brink 21 Jun 08:32 BST 15-16 June 2019
Braassem Summer Regatta 2019 © VM Braassmermeer

The Braassem Summer Regatta, Netherlands, was held on 15/16 June with the RS Aeros racing alongside many other classes. There were eight boats registered including Stephan and Peter from Germany and our resident Cathrine of Norway.

On the first day, Saturday, there was rainfall but by the first race, the sun broke through. Karlijn finished first, followed by Floris. The wind was still fairly stable at that time. Immediately afterwards, the RS Aeros went ashore for the well-prepared lunch.

After lunch the wind was so unstable that only one race could be done. Jan had a good start and was far ahead of the field, just before the finish Stephan came very close and finished second before the wind disappeared completely and the day ended. Upon arrival on the shore the weather was beautiful and a group of sailors stayed to enjoy the snacks and drinks at the various stalls accompanied by live music.

Sunday started with a strong wind that Maarten made the best use of, followed by Jan who had the 1st buoy overstood, by first aiming at the yellow instead of the orange buoy. Before lunch another race was sailed with a milder wind that was convincingly won by Karlijn, with Stephan behind. After lunch there was very varying wind through the clouds, so that after a long wait only one race could be sailed with a calm breeze.

Afterwards there were oysters, tapas and bubbles where jazz band "Spaarne Town" provided wonderful background music. The first prize went to Karlijn, followed by Jan and Maarten third. It was a wonderful, fun weekend that was again well taken care of by WV Braassemermeer.

Overall Results:

PosSail noHelmR1R2R3R4R5Pts
12349Karlijn van den Boogaard NED14‑6117
21058Jan van den Brink NED‑412429
31013Maarten Oelering NED351‑7312
41447Floris Stapel NED2336(DNS)14
52037Stephan Moller GER7252(DNS)16
62038Peter Haupt GER6743(DNS)20
71431Cathrine Karlson NOR58(DNS)5DNS28
82373Arwin Bos NED86(DNS)DNSDNS34

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