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RS Aero UK Northern Championship at Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club

by Simon Byrne 2 Jul 06:03 BST 26-27 June 2021
2021 RS Aero UK Northern Championship © Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club

A Yorkshire Dales SC welcome was extended to members and travelling guests from as far as Scotland and Devon. The weather was an ideal Force 2-4 North East throughout the weekend with the usual blue skies and sunshine that are frequent place at Grimwith Reservoir. Great racing was provided by the excellent RO, attendant safety crew and brilliant refreshments provided by the efficient and high quality galley staff.

Saturday racing was dominated by the RS Aero 7's with home club sailor Phil Whitehead taking 3 wins closely pursued by travelling sailor Robby Lawson from East Lothian YC in Scotland and Ellie Craig of Starcross YC, Devon. The second day proved just a little too much for the stamina of Whitehead who, despite the brave fight, was pipped to the post by Lawson for the win in the RS Aero 7's.

The competition in the RS Aero 5's was a formidable force with Jamie Rastrick consistently at the top of the fleet, closely followed by Beth Millar.

In addition to the Class results a PY set was also produced to give an overall results sheet. This gave the RS Aero 5's a consistent win over the RS Aero 7's with Jamie Rastrick out in front. Robert Lawson took 2nd with Beth Miller in 3rd.

Many a thanks were extended to Yorkshire Dales sailing club for their excellent event that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Next up for the Northern UK RS Aeros is the RS Aero Midlands Champs at Staunton Harold SC on the 24th July followed by the rearranged RS Aero UK River Championships at Nottingham SC on the Trent on 14th August. The Class looks forward to good countrywide participation at this year's UK Nationals at Hayling with over 100 RS Aeros already entered!

RS Aero UK events list available here.

Overall Results:

PosSailNameClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
RS Aero 5
1st2531Jamie RastrickYorkshire Dales SC‑11111‑215
2nd3296Beth MillerYorkshire Dales SC‑2222‑3129
3rd3532William BaileyYorkshire Dales SC‑3‑33323314
RS Aero 7
1st2527Robert LawsonEast Lothian YC221‑3‑5117
2nd3448Phil WhiteheadYorkshire Dales SC1121‑3‑438
3rd2603Ellie CraigStarcross YC3‑43223‑413
4th2004Richard AdamsCombs SC‑93‑6616218
5th3538Simon ByrneYorkshire Dales SC6‑84562‑723
6th3032Thomas PentyYorkshire Dales SC455‑745‑623
7th2832Clive HarriesYorkshire Dales SC567‑97.5(DNC)530.5
8th2726Dominic SmithRipon SC77‑94‑98935
9th3689Neil SpinkYorkshire Dales SC‑8‑9887.57838.5
Overall
1st2531Jamie Rastrick 1111‑4‑526
2nd2527Robert Lawson 432‑6‑81111
3rd3296Beth Miller 2‑532‑64314
4th3448Phil Whitehead 32543‑6‑617
5th2603Ellie Craig 5‑66523‑721
6th3532William Bailey ‑9‑84357524
7th2004Richard Adams ‑124‑9919427
8th3538Simon Byrne 8‑117892‑1034
9th3032Thomas Penty 678‑1078‑936
10th2832Clive Harries 7910‑1210.5(DNC)844.5
11th2726Dominic Smith 1010‑127‑12111250
12th3689Neil Spink ‑11‑12111110.5101153.5

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