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RS Aero European Championship at Fraglia Vela Malcesine - Overall

by RS Aero International Class Association 4 Sep 2019 15:08 BST 17-23 August 2019

Wow - What a week! 106 RS Aeros from 19 countries enjoyed a week of excellent racing and camaraderie at Malcesine on Lake Garda. Following a coaching session ashore and a practice race over the first weekend a full schedule of 12 races over five days was held with a variety of conditions mixing both afternoon and early morning starts to provide a challenging variety to the racing.

Off the water a busy social programme kept the fleet entertained with regatta dinners, restaurant bookings, pasta parties and the customary daily awards ceremonies after racing with the daily winners from each fleet generously offering their Top-Tips. Frequent dips in the lake off the shore from FVM were a necessity to keep cool under the baking Italian sun!

A large fleet of twenty charter RS Aeros provided by RS Sailing allowed distant competitors to fly in to compete together with a few future owners.

RS Aero 5

The RS Aero 5 fleet was filled with youths and small adults and the females outnumbering the men at this event! Medallists from the last two world championships competed and racing was intense. However, it was the young new RS Aero owner, Attila Banyai (HUN) who took the overall win and top youth title too, dominating the series after some keen training since collecting his new RS Aero in July. Past world champion, Andrew Frost (GBR), took second with last year's worlds silver medallist Liina Kolk (EST) in third and top female, just pipping Sammy Isaacs-Johnson (GBR) on a tie break after his last day comeback. First youth female title went to Caitlin Atkin (GBR) from Lily Barrett (GBR) and Yana Skvortsova (GBR)

RS Aero 7

The RS Aero 7s were the largest fleet with 63 boats competing. Craig Williamson (GBR) took an early lead in the series with Paul McMahon (IRE) challenging hard with some excellent downwind pace. The young sailors excelled with Noah Rees (GBR) winning day two with a 1,3 and Tim Hire (GBR) fastest sailor on day 3 with a (2,2,1). On the final day the podium places were still wide open. The last two races started early at 08:30 in the strong northerly Peler mountain breeze and good waves as the fleet launched, slowly softening through the morning. As places changed throughout the last race the overall lead for the title changed several times, providing a cliff hanger finale, decided only boat lengths from the finish line!

Ultimately, only one point spilt the podium places with Jack Hopkins (GBR) taking third having taken five wins in the series. Craig Williamson (GBR) finished second loosing out on a tie break to Peter Barton (GBR) in first. Juliane Barthel (GER) finished first female from Eleanor Craig (GBR), Chris Jones (GBR) finished first master from Ian McGonigal (GBR) of Scotland and Tim Hire (GBR) was top youth in sixth.

RS Aero 9

In the RS Aero 9 revelled in Garda's good breezes and Greg Bartlett (GBR) dominated the series counting a string of first places, demonstrating the rewards of an enthusiastic training plan over the past year. Liam Willis (GBR) won the final day with a 1,1 to take second with Chris Larr (GBR) rounding off the podium in third. First master was Tomas Sandstrom (SWE).

Thanks to the support from Rooster, Selden, RS Sailing and RS Sailing Italia. The fantastic spread of prizes allowed for daily awards spread through the fleet together with a wonderful final prize giving. Fraglia Vela Malcesine were the perfect hosts and we look forward to returning again in the future!

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubCat.R1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12Pts
1 HUN 3001Attila BANYAIBalatonfuredi YCYouthM1311535111‑8‑1322
2 GBR 1312Andrew FROSTSutton Bingham SCSrM2210‑131235362‑1836
3 EST 2253Liina KOLKSaaremaa MS/Pirita SPKSrW81‑24521110229(DNC)41
4 GBR 2552Sammy ISAACS‑JOHNSONMaidenhead SCSrM34‑21‑86547533141
5 RUS 3022Vladislav IVANOVSKIYSt Petersburg YCSrM6‑123379‑13312711263
6 GBR 1568Caitlin ATKINWhitstable YCYouthW959‑17349‑11891865
7 GBR 2105Lily BARRETTIsland Barn RSCYouthW1088‑11116‑1484106475
8 GBR 1685Lucy GREENWOODOxford SC / Oxford UniSrW414122(DNC)8213918‑20385
9 GBR 2966David PEATYUpton Warren SCYouthM57181510(DSQ)‑2516644792
10 GBR 1927Jack HARDIEFrensham Pond SCSrM141377410‑2423785‑2898
11 GBR 2416James DOWRICKPorthpean SCSrM166‑19687‑19181312714107
12 GBR 2214Yana SKVORTSOVAIsland Barn RSCYouthW‑191829‑21141541016165109
13 GBR 2724Melissa MEREDITHPapercourt SCSrW139141612‑2166‑22151211114
14 POR 2953Giles BAKERRoyal Thames YCYouthM1115(DSQ)18181116211510‑24117
15 GBR 1231Maddie BILBROUGHHayling Island SCYouthW7116‑22191981918‑221915141
16 EST 1929Silvia Johanna HAAVELPirita SvertpaadiklubiSrW‑22161512(DSQ)17101517131717149
17 GBR 1705Kate WHARMBYRoyal Lymington YCYouthW212142016‑241112‑2620246155
18 GBR 1370Mike SAQUICarsington SCSrM‑25‑261619241272016111820163
19 GBR 2462Alessandra TYDEMANLymington Town SCYouthW17192341720172215‑25‑2810164
20 GBR 2748Oliver HICKLING Wembley SCYouthM1510(DSQ)21141322‑2519141325166
21 GBR 1809Iona WILLOWSDorchester SCYouthW12‑2517‑26151518242419219174
22 GBR 1964Alice LUCYRutland SCYouthW2420131426‑2712172524‑2712187
23 GBR 1215Cameron SWORDPapercourt SCYouthM20‑23201022232014211723‑27190
24 GBR 1888Abigail LARRNorthampton SCYouthW26‑295259222626‑28211426200
25 GBR 2350Tom PENTYBeaver SCSrM232426‑291318272714‑291516203
26 ESP 1933Guillem ROLDANCN LlancaYouthM1822‑25‑282516212120232219207
27 GER 2481Jannis MEYERKSC HemerSrM‑27‑281124202523927272522213
28 FIN 1867Kairit KOIVOulun Tyovaen PursiseuraYouthW2927222323(DNC)(DNC)2823262621248
29 USA 1797Melissa SOLNICKFraglia Vela RivaSrW‑303029‑312726283030302923282
30 CZE 1162Sylvia MRAZOVABohemia PodebradySrW31312830(DNC)(DNC)DNC312928DNC30304
31 BEL 2080Johan GUILLEMYNHZC HofstadeSrM32322727(DNC)(DNC)DNC2931DNCDNC29306
1 GBR 2813Peter BARTONLymington Town SCSrM‑918813312(UFD)3232
2 GBR 2719Craig WILLIAMSONStaunton Harold SCSrM132‑9464332‑7432
3 GBR 3019Jack HOPKINSHayling Island SCSrM32‑4418312(DSQ)111133
4 IRL 2977Paul MCMAHONHowth YCSrM247165‑1126‑165543
5 GBR 2964Dominic HALLHayling Island SCSrM5‑7575474434‑1848
6 GBR 2439Tim HIRERoyalLymYC/LymTownSCYouthM46‑19‑142217948750
7 GBR 2875Noah REESTorpoint Mosquito SCSrM‑115139869556‑1957
8 GBR 3003Ben ROLFEBurghfield SCSrM786‑1677510‑14102668
9 GBR 2836James RUSDENHighcliffe SCSrM6‑17‑26412912511791186
10 GBR 3000Steve NORBURYWarsash SCSrM‑19‑121161110888811889
11 GBR 2098Pierce SEWARDBroadstairs SCSrM81810121715‑256126‑2216120
12 EST 2088Ants HAAVELPirita SvertpaadiklubiSrM(OCS)10141115171511‑2611143121
13 GBR 2550Chris JONESSutton Bingham SCMasterM1313422516161617(UFD)‑2617139
14 GBR 2979Dan BULLOCKBurghfield SCSrM171112172012‑281413(UFD)189143
15 GER 1903Juliane BARTHELSC DummerSrW2415171313149‑25181210‑25145
16 GBR 2155Iain MCGONIGALEast Lothian YCMasterM121932118‑241315(DNC)131623153
17 GBR 3005Nigel ROLFEBurghfield SCMasterM10913‑282220192210(UFD)1712154
18 GBR 1544James WITTSQueen Mary SCSrM21‑33‑2822811202015171220166
19 FRA 2961Timothy WOODCOCKCV MulhouseSrM1621‑302614251413161419‑38178
20 GBR 2603Eleanor CRAIGDraycote WSCSrW28239151919171220(UFD)21‑32183
21 GER 1541Philip NANNBlankeneser SCSrM3125‑62‑3210133129791321189
22 GBR 3032Martin PENTYBeaver SCMasterM26161610‑2726222123‑282713200
23 GBR 2572Andy HILLWarsash SCSrM1424‑34524232423282328‑33216
24 GBR 1336Joe GALLINANLymington Town SCSrM2227202416(DNC)(DNC)1825251530222
25 GBR 2502Peter CHAPLINBurghfield SCMasterM292225(DSQ)2127211922(UFD)2515226
26 GBR 2907Ed STOREYYorkshire Dales SCSrM352023‑3923183232‑38222014239
27 GBR 2989Charlie PEARCEDabchicks SCSrM36‑402123262227‑5624242329255
28 NED 1447Floris STAPELWSV BraassemermeerSrM23321827302826‑42‑34203122257
29 GER 1326Thomas BENEKERWYC BremenSrM15(DSQ)432528212333DSQ273424273
30 GBR 1062Dan PHILLIPSFiley SCSrM203524‑44333318243129‑3626273
31 GBR 2168Tomaso MACCHIWeston SCSrM‑393815193429373632(UFD)2428292
32 GER 2591Florian WACHNERLausitzer SC‑ BSYouthM382940‑4632372926191530‑47295
33 GBR 3002Jane PECKHAMGurnard SCMasterW27‑3627‑362930363036212936301
34 GBR 2988Giles PECKHAMGurnard SCMasterM251461(DNC)(DNC)DNC10272118DNC10314
35 GBR 2146Nick CRAVEN Scammonden WSCSrM342629‑49363235352933‑3827316
36 USA 2975Eric AKERUSAMasterM3330312035(DNC)(DNC)4027304540331
37 NOR 1431Cathrine Witnes KARLSONRisor SeilforeningSrW30375231(DNC)34302837(UFD)4234355
38 GER 1909Jorn DOMRESSV HarlebuchtMasterM413938‑45383142‑5043383231373
39 GBR 2659Jon MILLSSouth Caernarvonshire YCMasterM324132383742‑463139‑483546373
40 NED 2373Arwin BOSWSV BuurmanSrM40483337403644‑53453233(DNC)388
41 NED 2349Karlijn VAN DEN BOOGAARDVinkeveen‑Abcoude WSVSrW42‑513530394143384139‑5242390
42 USA 2276David SOLNICKFraglia Vela RivaMasterM3731‑494743403339463447‑48397
43 GBR 2952Catherine HEMSLEYFelpham SCMasterW(DNC)(DNC)42294139404347373945402
44 USA 2974William SHAWBarrington YCMasterM18283940(DNC)(DNC)DNC173044DNCDNC408
45 NED 2920Mark COLEGWV de VrijbuiterSrM51465734(DNC)(DNC)383440194851418
46 GBR 2346Andrew WILDEBurghfield SCSrM443436353138(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC4137424
47 ESP 3021Toni ROLDANCN LlancaSrM49454553(DNC)(DNC)394533424441436
48 CZE 2271Jan HRUBYAsociace Lodnich Trid RSSrM5642413344(DNC)(DNC)4952364943445
49CZE 1826Petr BRYXYC NeratoviceSrM52472250(DNC)(DNC)DNC46353137DNC448
50 GER 2036Christian LEMMERSC FischlakenMasterM‑54‑5450434235415453464639449
51 GBR 2505Neil WHARMBYRoyal Lymington YCSrM45435457(DNC)(DNC)485242264352462
52 GBR 2981Ben TWISTBroadstairs SCMasterM50444755(DNC)(DNC)DNC5751404035483
53 ARG 3023Matias GRASSClub Nautico ParanaSrM48525156(DNC)(DNC)34414441DNCDNC495
54 ESP 1314Marc CARVAJALCMV BarcelonaSrM55‑565352(DNC)43455555475149505
55 GBR 2225Johnny MCKEOWNLancing SCMasterM46535851(DNC)(DNC)DNC5148435350517
56 GBR 2150Jackie CRAVEN Scammonden SCMasterW53554641(DNC)(DNC)DNC374945DNCDNC518
57 GBR 2978Justin MEREDITHPapercourt SCSrM474955(DNC)(DNC)DNC47445035DNCDNC519
58 GBR 2980David TYDEMANRoyal Lymington YCMasterM57(DNC)4842(DNC)DNCDNC4856495044522
59 GBR 1594Julie ARCHERUllswater YCMasterW43503748(DNC)(DNC)DNC4754DNCDNCDNC535
60 CZE 2056Petr BRIZAYC PardubiceSrM59595654(DNC)(DNC)DNC585850DNCDNC586
61 ESP 3020Roma BERTRAN CN LlancaMasterM60575959(DNC)(DNC)DNC595751DNCDNC594
62 ITA 1110Pierluigi MOBILIOLNV FollonicaMasterM58586058(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC618
1 GBR 2600Greg BARTLETTStarcross YCSrM(DNC)1111111112‑411
2 GBR 2955Liam WILLISLymington Town SCSrM‑32‑332222321120
3 GBR 2891Chris LARRNorthampton SCSrM132233‑54‑633226
4 GBR 2990Ffinlo WRIGHTIsle of Man YCSrM244‑5(DNC)543245538
5 GBR 1744Matt THURSFIELDChelmarsh SCSrM‑65‑645465554346
6 GBR 1331Rory COHENFrampton on Severn SCSrM4‑65‑64636466650
7 GER 2369Thomas EHLERLymington Town SCSrM57‑886777777(DNC)68
8 SWE 2976Thomas SANDSTROMSkargardsstads SSMasterM‑98778888‑989879
9 AUS 2991Glenn ATTRILLAvalon SCSrM891010799‑1110(DNC)8787
10 GER 2743Stephen TAYLOR YC TegelSrM71099(DNC)(DNC)DNC1011910DNC99

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