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RS Aero Training and Open Meeting at Paignton Sailing Club

by RS Aero UK Class Association 27 Aug 18:07 BST 8 August 2021
RS Aero Training and Open 2021 © George Cousins

13 RS Aeros enjoyed a breezy weekend on Torbay from Paignton SC with a day's coaching from George Cousins on the Saturday followed by an Open Meeting on the Sunday.

George prepped the fleet with several starting, technique and speed drills on Saturday and the fleet then put the lessons learnt from George into practice on the Sunday.

The racing was tight and competitive, serving as an excellent warm up for the RS Aero UK Nationals coming up which now have 140 RS Aeros entered!

It is always nice to see new faces in the fleet in addition to the regulars and this time it was the new kids who stepped up to the top of the score board. Hamish Walker (Royal Navy SA) topped the large local fleet of RS Aero 5s from Mark Ripley (Paignton SC) in second and Luca Mitchell (Paignton SC) in third.

In the RS Aeros 7s a close tussle at the front saw Ben Flower (Paignton SC) edge the win from Greg Bartlett (Starcross YC) with UK Class Chairman Richard Watsham (Starcross YC) taking third.

The UK RS Aero Class looks forward to returning to Paignton SC and the excellent racing waters of Torbay on mass for 2022 RS Aero UK National Championship and International Open from 28-31 August 2022, which will form an excellent early build up to the 2022 World, Youth World and European Championships.

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