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RS Aeros at the Lymington Dinghy Regatta

by RS Aero Class Association 18 Jul 07:14 BST 13-14 July 2019
2019 Lymington Dinghy Regatta © Paul French

Wow, what a testing weekend! If our sport was easy we might become bored and stop bothering. However Lymington this weekend gave us all plenty of challenges to think about, including the race team!

Saturday saw a medium offshore breeze with patches and shifts increasing in size and frequency as we approached the top of the coarse. What initially seemed like a biased course was, on average about right over the races, all credit to the PRO! Add to that the cross-tide making start lines and lay lines very hard to judge. If that was not enough to get your head fizzing the tide turned half way through the three races, requiring a continually evolving game plan!

Sunday provided another challenge with a beat against the tide providing a difficult mark rounding as well as the lay line call, all followed by a speedy ride back down the course. The wind held up and the racing was good - but hard!

All 41 RS Aeros raced together on PY, embracing the regatta principle and in order to allow everyone some big fleet practice in preparation for the large Championships coming up.

In the light breezes and tide the RS Aero 5s had a challenge with their smaller sails with Sammy Isaacs Johnson (Maidenhead) doing well to top the Class in finishing 13th overall. The best race result for the 5s was Lily Barrett (Island Barn), a creditable 7th overall on PY in Race 2, leaving many 7s in her wake!

There were three prototype RS Aero 6 rigs racing on trial. Well done to Alice Lucy (Rutland) who was up with the front-runners in Race 1 for a while and ultimately finished top of Class.

The RS Aero 7s were the largest fleet. The ladies were often giving the gents the slip with Jenny Bennett (Lym Town) 1st RS Aero 7 in Race 4 and Ellie Craig (Draycote) 1st in Race 6 and 3rd RS Aero 7 in the regatta overall. However it was Peter Barton (Lym Town) and super speedy David Ellis (Lym Town) who took the top spots respectively.

Champion of the RS Aero 9s was Greg Bartlett (Lym Town & Starcross), enjoying the power of the big rig to take 2nd overall.

Thanks to passionate regatta supporters, Harken, who laid on an excellent spread of prizes and an awesome Saturday night raffle. Many thanks also to all the volunteers at Lymington Town and the Royal Lymington for putting on another excellent regatta. Next year we will have brisk sea breezes ruffling up the western solent for sure!

It is all go for the RS Aeros now with nearly 50 boats at the Class UK Youth Nationals at Rutland this weekend. The UK Nationals follows with 80 RS Aeros signed up for North Berwick, Scotland, the week after. A short break then sees over 100 RS Aeros travel from across the world to Lake Garda, Italy, for the RS Aero European Champs in August.

Full details of all events are on the RS Aero Events List;

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubRigR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st2813Peter BartonLymington Town SCRS Aero 711232(DNC)9
2nd2600Greg BartlettLymington Town SCRS Aero 9‑53311311
3rd1209David EllisLymington Town SCRS Aero 73‑16163417
4th2603Eleanor CraigDraycote WSCRS Aero 762‑1456120
5th2439Tim HireLymTownSC/RLymYCRS Aero 725‑1295829
6th2325Ned StattersfieldWells on the SeaRS Aero 776(DNC)84631
7th2922Andrew WishartBroadwater SCRS Aero 74‑179414233
8th2875Noah ReesTorpoint Mosquito SCRS Aero 7‑20157711545
9th2502Peter ChaplinLymington Town SCRS Aero 712116‑1513749
10th1312Andrew FrostSutton Bingham SCRS Aero 7‑13121113911.556.5
11th2318Karl ThorneLymington Town SCRS Aero 714‑1810111211.558.5
12th2949Jenny BennettLymington Town SCRS Aero 7‑2824.522281066.5
13th2552Sammy Isaacs‑JnsnMaidenhead SCRS Aero 5‑2181514201370
14th2415Jack MillerFelpham SCRS Aero 718‑23132110971
15th2919Sarah GoslingLymington Town SCRS Aero 7‑2413191772379
16th2427Nigel RolfeLymington Town SCRS Aero 7109812(DNC)DNC81
17th2738Spike DanielsHayling Island SCRS Aero 7910420(DNC)DNC85
18th2551Julie WillisLymington Town SCRS Aero 715‑291616241485
19th2677Jeff JacksonHardway SCRS Aero 723‑3217191820.597.5
20th2369Thomas EhlerLymington Town SCRS Aero 916‑3318182620.598.5
21st2Neville HerbertLymington Town SCRS Aero 7845(DNC)DNCDNC101
22nd2503Dan BirdLymington Town SCRS Aero 725‑2623221616102
23rd1071Martin RootsCardiff Bay SCRS Aero 931‑3720231515104
24th1584Richard WoodsTorpoint Mosquito SCRS Aero 7272027(DNC)1918111
25th1551William HomewoodLymington Town SCRS Aero 71124.52410(DNC)DNC111.5
26th63Alice LucyRutland SCRS Aero 617‑3029262124117
27th1566Abby HireLymTownSC/RLymYCRS Aero 5(DNC)1426DNC2717126
28th62Catie AtkinWhitstable SCRS Aero 62228282523(DNC)126
29th1844Becky CaigerBough Beach SCRS Aero 5341932(DNC)3019134
30th1215Cameron SwordPapercourt SCRS Aero 5‑322230303122135
31st1705Tom WharmbyLymington Town SCRS Aero 5‑332133282926137
32nd2105Lily BarrettIsland Barn RSCRS Aero 5(DSQ)7DNC2425DNC140
33rd2429Robin CaigerBough Beach SCRS Aero 7‑353531292225142
34th1336Joe GallivanLymington Town SCRS Aero 71934(DNC)DNC17DNC154
35th61Kate WharmbyLymington Town SCRS Aero 6(DNC)31DNF2728DNC170
36th2199Chris BunceLymington Town SCRS Aero 7263625(DNC)DNCDNC171
37th1402Jane HomewoodLymington Town SCRS Aero 730(DNC)21DNCDNCDNC177
38th1776Dan FoxLymington Town SCRS Aero 72927(DNC)DNCDNCDNC182
39th1563Adrian BatemanLymington Town SCRS Aero 736(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC204
40th1715Jane PeckhamGurnard SCRS Aero 7(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC210
40th1334Adrian BakerLymington Town SCRS Aero 7(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC210

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