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RS Aeros at the Puget Sound Sailing Championships

by RS Aero Class Association 17 Oct 17:39 BST 5-6 October 2019
RS Aeros at Puget Sound Sailing Championships © Corinthian YC

24 RS Aeros took to the water in Seattle for the Puget Sound Sailing Championships. This is the local championship regatta for small sail boats and this year included RS Aeros, J24s and Tasars.

RS Aero momentum is building in the USA's Pacific Northwest as the 4th RS Aero World Championship at the Columbia River Gorge in 2020 draws closer.

Interestingly over the nine race series that allowed no discards, nobody won more than 1 race! There were nine race winners! Michael Johnson secured the win with an impressively consistent score line.

Derek Bottles summarised, 'In mostly light winds. It was an incredibly hard series, no one could put together a string of top 3 scores, each race had a different winner and most sailors had more than a fair share of double digit scores along the way. Mike Johnson did the best job cutting his loses early or making gains late to take the well deserved win.'

With Michael Johnson claiming the 2019 regatta title there are now five different RS Aero winners over the past five years as the local RS Aero fleet evolves! Two sailors from the Seattle RS Aero fleet, Derek Bottles and Andy Mack, are set represent the region when they travel to Australia this winter to compete in Port Philip Bay for the 3rd RS Aero World Championship.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
1st1377Mike JohnsonCYC54217337638
2nd1514Andy MackSYC HRYC85651572746
3rd1976Andrew LoeSYC417486116451
4th1380Derek BottlesCYC SYC72431210133963
5th2084David WattCYC21037213981266
6th1127Todd WillsieCYC61611859105171
7th1732Keith Hammer 1669918824375
8th1977Jay LeonCYC1385151114101178
9th1241Charles Fulmer 111116312512DNS80
10th2484Scott MaloneCYC1018172471211283
11th2233Dan FalkCYC314161220481886
12th2686Jennifer GlassSYC971410102159DNS95
13th1250David Rogers 1917101161461514112
14th1974Randy ShumanCYC12121518918191615134
15th1515Paul LisagorCYC15138131717201913135
16th1726Jacques GarriguesCYC23201820141511717145
17th2483Mark Reed 172213191321171410146
18th1481Daniel HerronCYC2119DNS16152016185152
19th2082Jonathan McKeeCYC13DNSDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC157
20th2228Jim BarrettCYC18919211911DNSDNSDNS159
21st1249Andy SchmidtCYCDNCDNCDNC142116141316165
22nd1248Andy SchmidtCYC201512DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC178
23rd1644Eric BeckerCYCDNCDNCDNC17161918DNSDNS181
24th2081Doug StumbergerCYC1421DNSDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC188
25th1383Rebecca StreeterCYC22DNF20DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC196
26th2024Dalton C BerganCYCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC202
26th1973Glenn WisegarverCYCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC202
26th2019Carl BuchanCYCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC202
26th2020Craig HorfieldCYCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC202

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