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RS Aero UK Winter Series 2019/20 - Overall

by RS Aero UK Class Association 11 Apr 08:22 BST
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2019/20 provided a fantastic winter's racing, enjoying some great turnouts in what was a very mild and often rather breezy winter.

With an RS Aero Winter Series 14 events planned across the country and only three required for a series it was possible to choose your events and qualify without too many winter miles. Winter provides an excellent opportunity for the variety of some mixed fleet racing, an interesting change to compliment Class racing at the main Class events through the year.

Unfortunately three of the 14 planned events at Highcliffe, Oxford, Chichester and then a re-run at Broadwater were lost due to gales in February and then CV19 in March. Despite this 120 sailors competed in at least one event and 16 sailors still qualified with three events.

The final two events in March, the Frensham Frenzy and the Exmoor Beastie at Wimbleball SC, delivered excellent mixed fleet racing in pretty locations and a variety of conditions.

Making a late comeback at the end of the winter Peter Barton took the series counting three wins from Tim Hire and Greg Bartlett with two wins each. Ultimately the inability to re-run the Winter Championships at Broadwater late March deprived Tim and Greg the opportunity to claim the Series on tie break by winning the final event.

50% Sail - Prize Draw!
Once again this winter RS Sailing have generously put up a 50% discount voucher for a new sail to support our RS Aero UK Winter Series 2019/20. Everyone who qualified by competing in at least three of the events will be entered into a prize draw with an equal chance of winning! The draw will be made at the next large UK event.

Selden SailJuice Winter Series
A large proportion of the RS Aero UK Winter Series is made up from the SailJuice Series. Check out the RS Aeros' performance in that HERE

Overall Results: (top three)

1 3193 Peter Barton, Lymington Town SC
2 2439 Tim Hire, Royal Lym / Lym Town SC
3 3174 Greg Bartlett, Starcross YC

1 2439 Tim Hire, Royal Lym / Lym Town SC
2 2071 Sam BLAKER, Thorpe Bay YC
3 2966 David Peaty, Upton Warren SC

Female Youth
1 1888 Abigail LARR, Northampton SC
2 2105 Lily Barrett, Island Barn RSC
3 1566 Abby Hire, Royal Lymington YC

Female (not youth)
1 2603 Ellie CRAIG, Draycote Water SC
2 1159 Harriet CRITCHLEY, Stokes Bay SC
3 1301 Emily DAVIS, Great Moor SC

1 2550 Chris Jones, Sutton Bingham SC
2 3005 Nigel ROLFE, Burghfield SC
3 1400 Gary FOWLER, Grafham Water SC

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