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2021 Florida State Championship at the US Sailing Center, Jenson Beach

by RS Aero International Class Association 2 Feb 07:10 GMT January 30-31, 2021

For 2021 the RS Aero South Florida Race Week is hosted by the US Sailing Center at Jenson Beach with 4 racing and training events spread over 9 days. Fantastic racing at the 2021 RS Aero Florida State Championship with 20 RS Aeros spread evenly over the three Classes.

Day 1 produced 10-15 knots of breeze, sunshine and warm temperatures for the first 5 races. Paul Gingras was fast in the 5s, and Madhavan Thirumalai showed his heels to the 9 fleet. In the 7 fleet, NA Class President Hank Saurage decisively played shifts upwind and down to lead with 3 firsts, a second and a third.

Day 2 had more glorious weather and 4 more races sailed in phasing 8-17 knot breeze and extra hot. Marc Jacobi did just enough with 3 wins to swap the RS Aero lead from Hank.

Quotes:

Greg Popp: "It was great sailing at the RS Aero Florida State Championships at the US Sailing Center this past weekend. What fun trading positions with good friend Anthony Corkell finishing up tied but my getting the edge! Good friend Paul Gingras was unbeatable taking first. Why do I race? So that I can go sailing with my friends!"

Tony Corkell: "OCS? One out of nine starts is not that bad for me. It was a great weekend...Greg got me this weekend. I got him last weekend. Next weekend is for all the bragging rights!"

Marc Jacobi: "Had a great battle with Hank Saurage. He was annoyingly smart and quick all weekend; if not for a small error on his part in the second-to-last race, the finish order could well have be different. So much work, so much fun!"

Bob Patterson: "Great 2 days of sailing! Saturday I had things about 95% sorted, except that I kept making unforced errors, including a swim. I kept recovering, but it was work. Sunday was warmer and windier. Once again, top 3 or better but was not able to attack downwind. Potential was there to have made the points closer. Next weekend is the Midwinters so I'll give it a go!"

The RS Aero South Florida Race Week includes 4 racing and training events providing excellent sailing with logistical simplicity over the 9 days:

  • RS Aero Florida State Championship, Jan 30/31st
  • Groundhog Day Distance Challenge, Feb 2nd
  • Racing Clinic with Mark Jacobi, Feb 3rd
  • RS Aero Midwinter Championship, Feb 4-7th

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmStateR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
RS Aero 5
1  1378  Paul Gingras   FL[1]  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  8
2  1610  Gregory Popp   FL2  [4]  2  2  3  4  2  2  3  20
3  1788  Tony Corkell   FL3  2  3  3  2  2  3  [4]  2  20
4  3514  Trin Ollinger   AL4  3  4  4  [5]  3  4  3  5  30
5  1278  Terry Warren   FL5  5  5  [6]  4  5  6  5  4  39
6  1040  Dylan Williams    [6]  6  6  5  6  6  5  6  6  46
RS Aero 7
1  3  Marc Jacobi   CT[2]  2  1  1  2  1  2  1  1  11
2  2757  Hank Saurage   LA1  1  2  3  1  2  1  [6]  2  13
3  2404  Robert Patterson   FL3  4  4  2  3  3  4  [5]  4  27
4  2896  Philip Myerson   NY4  3  5  5  [9/DNS]  4  3  2  6  32
5  3408  Jim Buffum   RI5  5  [7]  6  5  6  7  4  3  41
6  3359  Jacques Kerrest   FL6  6  3  4  4  [8]  5  7  8  43
7  3515  Ellis Ollinger   AL[9/DNC]  C  C  C  C  5  6  3  5  55
8  3406  Bill McKenzie   ON7  7  6  7  [9/DNS]  7  8  8  7  57
RS Aero 9
1  3405  Madhavan Thirumalai   CT[1]  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  8
2  3512  Timothy Desmond   CT2  2  [3]  2  2  2  2  2  2  16
3  1625  Ash Beatty   TX3  4  6  3  5  3  3  3  [7/DNF]  30
4  3423  Michael Sealey   CA4  3  4  5  3  [7/OCS]  4  4  3  30
5  3421  Greg Warner   CA5  5  5  4  4  5  5  [6]  4  37
6  2770  Marcus Wunderlich   NJ[6]  6  2  6  6  4  6  5  5  40

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