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RS Aero Italian Open National Circuit 3 at Tognazzi Marine Village, Rome, Italy

by RS Aero Italian Class Association 13 Oct 2020 21:09 BST 10-11 October 2020
RS Aero Italian Open National Circuit 3 © RS Aero Italian Class Association

Twenty-one boats at the start, a wind that fluctuated between six knots on Saturday and thirty knots on Sunday. Really difficult conditions that did not stop the sailors engaged in the Roman leg of the Italian Open RS Aero Circuit, held on Saturday and Sunday at the Tognazzi Marine Village, on the beach of Capocotta.

Despite the particular weather conditions, the Race Committee, chaired by Andrea Mauro, managed to have three races run on Saturday, with flat sea and light wind. The entire "supply chain" of the RS Aero sailing class was represented on the water competing together with time correction factor scoring, from the smaller RS Aero 5 with a 5 m2 sail, to the older brother RS Aero 9, with the largest fleet represented by that of the RS Aero 7.

Winner of this stage of the national circuit was the Gardesano Samuel Naldi with two firsts and a second place. Only one point behind was the young Swiss sailor, Timo Van Roomen, who tried to "snatch" the top of the podium from him until the end. Bronze went to Marco Avolio of the Tognazzi Marine Village, followed by Enrico Borghi of the LNI of Senigallia, competing with the RS Aero 9 sail.

For the president of the Roman sailing club and new Italian RS Aero Class, Guido Sirolli, it was a demanding regatta from an organisational point of view, but full of satisfactions: "We have been working for a year to launch this boat on the national territory and now we are beginning to appreciate its first fruits. Seeing young athletes in the water with a 5m2 sail next to boats with larger sails means that the message has passed that the RS Aero is a fun racing dinghy, easy to manage, suitable for children as well as adults. The adhesion of the Circolo Vela Arco and the Rimini Nautical Club testifies to the desire to grow and this is our goal for 2021, in the hope that the (pandemic) situation can return to normal".

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmRigR1R2R3Pts
12067Naldi SamuelRS Aero71124
22337Van Roomen TimoRS Aero72215
31797Avolio MarcoRS Aero753412
41886Angelini GuidoRS Aero736615
59Borghi EnricoRS Aero945918
62979Bogliolo MatteoRS Aero767720
71798De Carolis StefanoRS Aero7781025
82964Michelotti FilippoRS Aero7810826
93Corbucci PietroRS Aero7224329
102976Sirolli GiulioRS Aero71314532
113353Valeri CarloRS Aero710121537
128Scheu UlliRS Aero71191939
132659Mills JonRS Aero79171440
141799Cerio StefanoRS Aero712111740
152978Sirolli GuidoRS Aero715131341
163384Blackman AaronRS Aero717161144
171944Vaccaro EnricoRS Aero714151645
182980Cerza BiancaRS Aero516181246
191110Mobilio PierluigiRS Aero718191855
201666Less LucillaRS Aero519212060
211667Rossetti RobertoRS Aero722202264

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