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Swedish RS Aero Open Class Championships at Ljungskile Segelsällskap

by Helena Barne 8 Aug 12:47 BST 5-6 August 2019
Swedish RS Aero Open Class Championship at Ljungskile Segelsällskap © Ljungskile Segelsällskap

The RS Aero Swedish Open Class Championships was held at Ljungskile, Sweden, a beautifiul nature area one hour north of Gothenburg on 5/6th August alongside the RS Tera World Championship.

This synergy allowed parents and siblings of the visiting RS Tera sailors the opportunity join the Swedish RS Aero fleet for some competitive racing of their own whilst at the beautiful location. A total of 25 RS Aero sailors from Sweden, Norway, Great Britain and the Netherlands participated.

Congratulations to Bjorn Warnberg of Ljungskile Segelsallskap, who after the five race series came out as winner of the RS Aero Open Swedish Class Championship! 2nd place went to Magne Klann of Soon Seilforening, Norway who was also 1st RS Aero 7. 3rd was Erik Wahlberg of Gefle SS.

It was great to see all the new and young RS Aero sailors from Linkopings Jolleseglarklubb and Kungliga Svenska Segelsallskapet join the Swedish fleet.

The RS Aero class is growing rapidly in Sweden too, with sailors realising all the benefits and fantastic fun sailing characteristics of the RS Aero. A warm welcome to the class!

Thank you to all the RS Aero sailors for coming and to Ljungskile Segelsallskap for well run Class Championships alongside the larger RS Tera event.

Next up on the RS Aero Class international calendar is the RS Aero European Championships at Malcesine on Lake Garda from 17-23rd August. With 106 competitors already signed up from 19 nations it is set to be a fantastic week of racing in Italy!

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1st7Bjorn WarnbergLjungskile SS / SWE23‑73210
2nd2372Magne KlannSoon Seilforening / NOR5(DSQ)41111
3rd4Erik WahlbergGefle SS / SWE161‑8412
4th77Mats JohanssonSS Kaparn / SWE3162‑812
5th2608Claes LundinKungliga Svenska SS / SWE622‑9515
6th15Bengt BengtssonSS Kaparn / SWE4(OCS)35618
7th43Christer BathGoteborgs Kungliga SS / SWE75‑106321
8th2317Theo StewartWindermere School / GBR9454‑1022
9th48Gerard VosWSW Giesbeek / NED87‑97729
10th2670Jens WeibergGoteborgs Kungliga SS / SWE‑12128101141
11th2869Gunnar LarssonKungliga Svenska SS / SWE1313‑1711946
12th8Julie LamarreKullaviks KKK / SWE1111‑16121246
13th14Elliot HellstromLinkopings JS / SWE‑15913151451
14th1438Tomas SandstromSkargardsstads SS / SWE10812(DNS)DNS56
15th11Anna‑Lena ElledKungliga Svenska SS / SWE16‑1915171563
16th2315Jonathan FieldEmsworth SC / GBR‑212019131365
17th2886Maxine HjortKungliga Svenska SS / SWE1717‑20141765
18th21Carl FurhoffLinkopings JS / SWE‑221614191968
19th5Tobias StrombergKullavik KKK / SWE‑191418181868
20th17Emil HovlindLinkopings JS / SWE2018‑21161670
21st67Adrian WilliamsHayling Island SC / GBR(OCS)1011DNSDNS73
22nd1971Helena BarneLjungskile SS / SWE14(DNS)DNSDNSDNS92
23rd68Sofie HjortKungliga Svenska SS / SWE18(OCS)22RETDNS92
24th1971Tage BarneLjungskile SS / SWE(DNS)15DNSDNSDNS93
25th1Anatoliy PeterssonKarlskrona JK / SWE(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC104

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