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RS Aero USA Women's and Texas State Championships at the Firecracker Regatta at Viridian SC

by RS Aero International Class Association 20 Sep 16:44 BST 17-18 September 2022

The sixth Annual Firecracker Regatta included the RS Aero Texas State Championship and the inaugural RS Aero US Women's National Championship this year and the competitors enjoyed great breezes on both days alongside the hot temperatures.

With 30 RS Aeros ready for action in their covered racks on the floating docks makes Viridian Sailing Center the perfect destination to fly in and charter, in addition to their local members and visitors in the Dallas area. The Center is having great success in offering the RS Aero as its performance single hander as it provides a rewarding experience for a wide range of abilities.

In total 25 competitors, including 11 women and four youth sailors, took to the water. Travellers came from as far away as Australia, New York and Florida!

On the Saturday evening a beautiful Harvest Dinner was shared and enjoyed by all the competitors at Viridian.

The sailors said:

  • "I cannot say enough good things about this regatta. Viridian definitely took hospitality to the next level! Everything was done perfectly. Thank you!"
  • "Exciting weekend racing the RS Aero and growing friendships with phenomenal sailors at Viridian Sailing Center, home of regatta hospitality. The laughs! The wind! The food! The SWAG! Thank you, for setting the bar so high and putting this event on everyone's must-race list!"
  • "Viridian Sailing Center are raising the bar for regatta hospitality! Lots of love and effort has gone into this event, especially the Inaugural Women's Nationals - this will be a can't-miss event on the regatta calendar."

Thank you to Viridian Sailing Center, for a truly awesome event and to the Event Sponsors for helping make this weekend event so special;
AircraftExtrusionCo, WestCoastSailing, Zim Sailing, Viridiandfw, The Nehemiah Company, Mariner Sails, Zhik, Harken Derm and Rooster.

Results

RS Aero Texas State Champions

Overall
1st - Hank Saurage, Pontchartrain YC, LA

RS Aero 9 Class
1st - David Valentine, Viridian SC, TX
2nd - Ash Beatty, Lake Canyon YC, TX
3rd - Stephen Coward, Viridian SC, TX

RS Aero 7 Class
1st - Hank Saurage, Pontchartrain YC, LA
2nd - Long Ta, Viridian SC, FL
3rd - Philip Myerson, Cedar Point YC, CT

RS Aero 5 Class
1st - Christine Barbour, Viridian SC, TX
2nd - Emily Wagner, Davis Island YC, FL
3rd - Carrie Hatfield, Viridian SC, TX

RS Aero US Women's National Champions

RS Aero 5 Class
1st - Christine Barbour, Viridian SC, TX
2nd - Trin Ollinger, Fairhope YC, AL
3rd - Emily Wagner, Davis Island YC, FL

RS Aero 7 Class
1st - Melissa Solnick, Fraglia Vela Riva, ITA
2nd - Magdalena Chavez, Viridian SC, TX
3rd - Cynthia Griffith, Viridian SC, TX

Full Time-Corrected Overall Standings [PDF]

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