Welcome to the International Class Association website for the RS Aero. Here you will find all there is to know about the RS Aero including the latest news, how to register your boat, and links to relevant documents.

Please Register or Login to post to the forum.
Home >> Technical >> RS Aero Rigging Tips
19/11/2020 22:21:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 3049
Hi Guillermo,
Good to hear from you!

The 'JC strap' is just one length of bungee passing through a 30mm block on the bow and with two clips to attach each end to the rear kicker attachment on the boom.
The limitations are covered in the Class Rules and the rigging description can by found in the Rigging Manual.
Both of those documents are available on the  Documents Page of the Class Website.

I use about 1.60m of 6mm bungee.




Reply
19/11/2020 18:08:00

gasperisailracing
Posts: 33
Hi Peter, 

I hope this message finds you well. Quick question: what is the length of the bungee cord used to hold the boom out while downwind sailing on light days? You use 2 bungees, one on each side, correct??




Reply
01/11/2020 01:33:00

nickotron
Posts: 7
A lovely first sail Wainui/Akaroa harbour NZ. On my 7 in maybe 10-12 knots at best so wasn't fully powered, but a good start. I'll choose the 9 next time. Compared to a Laser I found her much more comfortable (wide curved deck), dry, easier to tack with the high boom, light on the tiller, crisp through the water. I tried a capsize while friends were close by and that was a bit more challenging, I got lucky the first time, but then pulled it on top of me next try. 3rd time I pulled some mainsheet and that worked well. Lots to learn!




Reply
23/10/2020 16:06:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 3049
Hi nickotron, 
Congratulations on your RS Aero and welcome to the Class! 
Please do post/send photos from your first sails - it is nice that you are starting your summer! 




Reply
23/10/2020 02:59:00

nickotron
Posts: 7
Thanks Peter. Nice timing. First sail tomorrow!




Reply
22/10/2020 19:38:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 3049
RS Aero Rigging Tips

Thanks to the RYA for shooting this introductory video for their Dinghy Racing Channel on a sunny day at Lymington last week.
 
A good starter for all new RS Aero owners and perhaps something there for current RS Aero sailors too.

Check it out here;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_BDbvhvTw8




Reply


RS Sailing

Contact

RS Aero International Class Association
E. Email


RS Sailing
Premier Way
Abbey Park
Romsey
Hampshire
SO51 9DQ

T. 00 44 (0)1794 526 760
W. www.rssailing.com
E. Email

Developed & Supported by YorkSoft Ltd