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Selden 2020 - LEADERBOARD

RS Aero Open at Warsash Sailing Club

by RS Aero Class Association 25 Jul 06:11 BST 17-18 July 2021

35 RS Aeros came to Warsash for a lovely sunny weekend with the forecast showed plenty of challenges in the central Solent with the mid summer heat creating thermals to overcome the light gradient wind.

The race team did well to achieve three light races on Saturday with the key being for competitors to spot the breeze on the water and try to stay in it as well as possible. Consistency was hard in the larger RS Aero 7 fleet however Greg Bartlett (Starcross YC) sailed well to secure a comfortable margin over Spike Daniels (Hayling Island SC) in 2nd and Tim Norris (Warsash SC) in 3rd. Fittingly, the winner of the final race of the day was event sponsor, Steve Norbury (Warsash SC) of Selden Mast.

In the RS Aero 9s Peter Barton (Lymington Town SC) came through with wins, perhaps helped by a little more lefting upwind than others. Richard Watsham (Starcross YC / RNSA) was consistent for 2nd and David Rickard (Gurnard SC) took 3rd overall.

With no sign of any wind to make racing possible on Sunday the PRO, Peter Knight, made a good early call and Saturday's results stood as the overalls for the weekend.

Many thanks to Warsash Sailing Club for being excellent hosts again and to Selden Mast for their generous support.

Next up for the UK RS Aeros is the RS Aero European Championship at Lake Garda, Italy from 1-6th August with 70 entries and a small UK team set to compete, whilst mid August sees the UK Nationals at Hayling Island with a record 116 entries so far!

RS Aero UK Events List here.

Overall Results:

PosSailHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
RS Aero 7
1st0Greg BartlettStarcross YC1168
2nd2738Spike DanielsHayling Island SC38516
3rd1232Tim NorrisWarsash SC67417
4th2550Chris JonesSutton Bingham SC510318
5th3342Jack MillerFelpham SC461121
6th3000Steve NorburyWarsash SC214126
7th2836James RusdenHighcliffe SC217827
8th3330Iona Willows (L)Lymington Town SC/ Dorchester SC145928
9th2543Robin RussellWarsash SC1221933
10th3170Nigel DakinSeafarers SC2014236
11th3676Kent MartinOgston SC1791036
12th2890Andrew RawsonWeston SC9131537
13th2727Sacha NiceWarsash SC10151237
14th3669Chris RustPortsmouth SC1318738
15th2439Abby Hire (Y/L)RLymYC/ Lymington Town SC11121639
16th2878Peter KnowldenWarsash SC2332046
17th2222Malcolm JaquesWarsash SC7192450
18th2293Caroline Martin (L)Lee‑on‑Solent SC16221351
19th1211Nicholas EalesWarsash SC8232152
20th2515Iain SoarsFrensham Pond SCDNF111454
21st1038Nick ThorneWarsash SC19201857
22nd2572Andy HillWarsash SC18241759
23rd69Finlay Craigen (Y)Royal Southern YC25162364
24th3677Peter CraggsYork RI SC24212267
25th1813Simon EtterDatchet Water SC15272769
26th2028Steven SherwoodWarsash SC22252572
27th68Alex Simmonds (Y)Weir Wood SCDNF262681
28th3328Klaus HarrisSwanage SCDNCDNCDNC87
RS Aero 9
1st3597Peter BartonLymington Town SC1113
2nd3023Richard WatshamStarcross YC / RNSA3429
3rd1018David RickardGurnard SC52411
4th2620Simon GeymanDatchet Water/ Lymington Town SC43512
5th1566Tim HireRLymYC / Lymington Town SC65314
6th2126Graham IlesArmy SA27716
7th3667Edward ParsonsEmsworth SC76619

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