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RS Aeros at the Dalgety Bay Sailing Club Open

by Isabelle Small 25 Oct 2022 12:38 BST 22-23 October 2022
RS Aeros at the Dalgety Bay SC Open © Steve Webb

Ten RS Aeros entered for the RS Aero event within the 50 boat Dalgety Bay SC Open. The growing fleet at Dalgety Bay SC were out in force with many of the RS Aero sailors racing their new boats for the first time! Visiting RS Aeros joined from Loch Lomond and Sunderland.

Day 1 saw 'dreich' conditions (Scottish for low cloud, fog, rain and NO WIND) so the RO abandoned for the day. Day 2 promised 9-16 knots and it delivered, with mild temperatures and high cloud. 4 races were completed.

The strong tide caught out a few, including visitor Sand Day from Loch Lomond, in race 1 where they didn't quite make it across the line at the pin end. The leaders, Ian Renilson (former Contender World Champion) & Luke McGill (Sunderland YC) got clean starts and were ahead of the fleet for most of the race. Race 2 saw similar results but the 5 & 6 rigs struggled in the strong tide and very light wind.

Race 3 saw much stronger breeze, with Ian and Luke swapping places, but Isabelle Small nipped in between them on handicap in her RS Aero 5 taking second place. There were thrills and spills at the bottom mark with Sandy Day and Neil Wood capsizing, making for some interesting roundings, with some forced around the outside and others taking their chance to get on the inside between them and the mark.

Congratulations to Ian Renilson on the win followed by Luke McGill in 2nd (both in RS Aero 7s) and Isabelle Small in 3rd in her RS Aero 5.

The RO, Gavin Homer, did a great job to get 4 short and very interesting races in one afternoon with everyone coming home smiling and very tired! Thanks to Rooster Sailing, RS Sailing and Selden for providing a fine selection of awards. The new launching facilities at DBSC proved a success, and the new 40 metre concrete slip is a huge success and will be completed by early next season.

In 2023 Dalgety Bay SC will host the RS Aero Scottish Nationals on the 7/8th October 2023. SAVE THE DATE!

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmRigR1R2R3R4Pts
1st1119Ian RenilsonRS Aero 71st1st3rd1st3
2nd3575Luke McGillRS Aero 72nd2nd1st2nd5
3rd4285Isabelle SmallRS Aero 53rd9th2nd3rd8
4th4317Norman BurnsRS Aero 77th5th4th4th13
5th3849Duncan SmallRS Aero 74th7th5th5th14
6th4273Neil WoodRS Aero 75th4th8thDNC17
7th4190Chris NessRS Aero 79th6th7th6th19
8th4085Sandy DayRS Aero 76th3rdRETDNC20
9th4345Glenn HalsteadRS Aero 78th8th6th7th21
10th4316Patrick BurnsRS Aero 710th10thRETDNC31

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