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Home >> Events >> RS Aero European Championship - Malcesine, Garda, Italy, 17-23 Aug 2019 🇮🇹
20/08/2019 07:51:00

Peter Barton
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RS Aero European Championships 2019 
Malcesine, Garda, Italy, 17-23 August 

RESULTS, REPORT & MOVIES




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19/08/2019 22:58:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
RS Aero European Championship - Malcesine, Garda, Italy,
17-23 Aug 2019
 
 
 




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13/08/2019 12:56:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
RS Aero European Championship 
Malcesine, Garda, Italy, 
17-23 Aug 2019 
 
Only a few more sleeps!
EVENT PREVIEW




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12/08/2019 13:00:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
WhatsApp 
A WhatsApp Group 'RS Aero Euros 2019' has been set up for people going to the Garda Europeans next week. Hopefully it will make communicating easier with what is going on! If you haven't got WhatsApp then its free to download and really easy to use.
 
Click on the link and it will take you to the group chat and be added to it.
See you in Garda!

 
***Please note this group is UNOFFICIAL COMS. If you want to be sure regarding important race info and any changes (like to the race schedule, for example) then do check official docs and places - NoR, SIs & Notice Board.




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10/08/2019 18:25:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
 
 
EVERY ROAD LEADS TO GARDA! 
For the Brits driving to Malcesine, Garda, there are numerous different routes to choose from after crossing the channel to Calais. Everyone has their own preferences and every way is beautiful once you get to the Alps. Here is a summary of three main options.

Hard Left – Eastern route via Austria
Head into the left hand corner with a scenic tour of Belgium, Luxemburg and Germany.
Route - Calais, Lille, Charleroi, Luxemburg, Stuttgart, Kempten, Innsbruck, Brenner Pass, Malcesine
Time and Distance - 14h54m, 1250km *
Pros - Avoids the expense of French tolls and Swiss vignette, likely the cheapest route.
Cons - Slightly more time
Notes - Going via Belgium and Luxemburg saves French tolls and apparently fuel is cheap in Luxemburg too. Cross into Austria at Fussen and then two small passes take you to the Innsbruck Valley. Crossing Austria requires a Vignette that you buy at the boarder or at a petrol station approaching it. This is from 9.20 Euros for a 10 day pass and you don’t need one for the trailer. The Brenner Pass into Italy requires an additional toll.

Middle – via Switzerland
Tack on the shifts through the middle of Europe
Route - Calais, Reims, Nancy, Basel, Lucerne, Gottard tunnel, Milan, Malcesine
Time and Distance - 14h18m, 1196km *
Pros - Least mileage, quick route
Cons - Swiss vignette, danger of Gottard queue
Notes - A route through France passing St Dizier and Nancy helps avoid French Tolls and is as quick whist saving mileage to. Crossing Switzerland requires an annual Vignette for 40 CHF (about £33) and you also need one for the trailer too, however this does include the Gottard tunnel. Buy a Swiss Vignette at the border or at a petrol station approaching it. Try to avoid rush hour at Basel and also beware of accessing the 17km Gottard tunnel at busy times on Fridays and the weekend as there can be long delays. Worth getting there early or late, otherwise maybe consider the San Bernardino alternative to the east if it is bad. If there are queues and your are not too heavily loaded going over the top of the Gottard Pass (2106m) adds 30mins and is a lovely drive.

Hard Right - Western route via France
Tack onto port at Calais and head hard right to Mont Blanc
Route - Calais, Reims, Dijon, Geneva, Chamonix, Mont Blanc Tunnel, Milan, Malcesine
Time and Distance - 14h21m, 1301km *
Pros - Quick route, good roads
Cons - The expense of French tolls, Italian tolls and the Mont Blanc Tunnel
Notes - If you are happy to pay the tolls and the expensive Mont Blanc tunnel this is an easy trip on good roads and possibly less traffic issues. The charge for a car and trailer in the 11.6km Mont Blanc tunnel are 75 Euro return if under 3m high. However if you are over 3m high, like I will be, it would be 522 Euro return - Ouch!!!

*Times and Distances are from Google Maps with 20% added to their times to allow for refuelling, stops, tolls and driving with trailers.

I hope this summary is of some help - but please do shout up if I have made errors.
Drive carefully and I look forward to seeing you all there safely for a fantastic week.

LINKS
Google Maps; https://www.google.co.uk/maps/
Austrian Vignette; https://www.asfinag.at/toll/vignette/toll-sticker/
Swiss Vignette; https://www.ch.ch/en/swiss-motorway-sticker/
French Toll Road Map; https://about-france.com/geo/motorways.htm
 
 




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10/08/2019 14:14:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
RS AERO CUSTOM KIT by Rooster

Last chance to get your super cool RS Aero custom kit from Rooster in time for the Europeans at Lake Garda!
 
Check out the links and Rooster's speedy delivery options - which include International delivery....

RS Aero Custom Kit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks to Rooster for their generous support of the RS Aero European Champs with a splendid prize haul allowing prizes through the fleet at the daily awards at our after racing Pasta Parties with the customary Top-Tips of the day from the leaders. 
 




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09/08/2019 23:58:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
RS Aero European Championship 
 
Thanks to RS Sailing for the fantastic boxed RS Aero European Championship Trophies. We don't race for these every year and that makes it so much more special when we do!
 
The event has more than doubled in size since the first RS Aero European Championship in Travemunde, Germany, in 2016 with over 100 sailors from 19 different nations.
 




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08/08/2019 23:58:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
RS Aero European Championship - Things to do at Malcesine

With so many parents, partners and families joining us for our RS Aero Europeans at Lake Garda it is not just about the sailing - or the sailors!
Here are just a few ideas for those not sailing;

Visit Malcesine, Torbole & Riva del Garda - each full of history and splender

Lake Trips & Cruises - Regular ferries & cruises from Malcesine's Quay

Cableway to Monte Baldo - climbs from Malcesine to 1760m for breath taking views over the lake and pleasant mountain walking.

Hiking & Biking - Lots of options from Malcesine and to the north of the Lake. Check out tourist info and websites...
 
Here is a good place to start for info and ideas - Tourist Info  
The office at FVM will be pleased to chat and suggest more ideas too.
 
There is lots of fun for everyone at Malcesine and the surrounds!




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08/08/2019 15:15:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
RS Aero European Championship - FV Malcesine, Garda, Italy 
17-23 August 2019 
 
Here are some images from the 2017 RS Aerocup at Malcesine, to help whet your appetite ready for the RS Aero European Champs. The bottom 4 where taken in the morning 'Peler' breeze.
 
* 'The two main lake Garda winds are thermal winds, which means they are bonded to the heating of the earth and water. There are two typical winds in Malcesine: Peler, the northerly morning wind, and Ora, the wind from the South, which usually starts after the Peler drops down.' 
 
 




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04/08/2019 20:19:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED 
A reminder that competitors shall present during Registration; 

Boat Insurance - Every competitor needs to show proof of insurance with a valid third-party liability insurance of a minimum coverage of 1,500,000 Euros. RS's insurance doc for the charter RS Aeros has already been received by FVM

Under 18s Consent Form - Any competitors aged under 18 shall complete an Under 18s Consent Form. This can be downloaded from the Notice Board area of the regatta website (http://fragliavela.sailti.com/en/default/races).

FIV Membership - This is for Italian competitors only who shall prove that they are in possession of the valid FIV Membership sailing license for 2019

If you want to make your registration faster, and deal with this in advance you can email your documents to: [email protected]

*To be extra safe, I recommend you;
1) Email a photo or pdf of the necessary docs in advance
2) Bring a paper copy
3) Take a photo of them with your phone before travelling
 




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04/08/2019 17:38:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
RS Aero European Championship - FV Malcesine, Garda, Italy, 17-23 August
 
Sail Numbers, Sail National Letters and National Flags
Please ensure that you have your sail numbers and letters ready for the Europeans!

Sail Numbers - As per the hull sticker on your transom and. As per Class Rules C.10.4 (a) (ii), (iii), Annex 2 and the Rigging Manual (p38)

National Letters - As per Class Rules C.10.4 (a) (v), Annex 2 and the Rigging Manual (p39) which shows how you can form letters from ‘digital 8s’ if required.

In summary...Numbers and Letters must be black, located as per the drawing & rules, starboard side above port side.
RS Aero 7 & RS Aero 9 - Minimum 300mm high sail numbers and letters with a spacing between adjoining characters, including opposite sides and from the leach of minimum 60mm)
RS Aero 5 - Minimum 230mm high sail numbers and letters with a spacing between adjoining characters, including opposite sides and from the leach of minimum 45mm


National Flags on Sails - As per Class Rules C.10.4 (b) (i) & (ii) & Annex 2. These add a nice bit of colour and interest and will be required at the Europeans. The Class Association will have these available for sale at the event at 5 Euros each. National Flags are required on the port side but you can add a 2nd one back-to-back on starboard too if you wish, Location is a minimum of 60mm under the letters and from the leach.

Links - 
RS Aero Class Rules
RS Aero Rigging Manual
Racing Rules of Sailing

*Charter RS Aeros at the Europeans will be provided with Sail Numbers and National Letters but will need to buy their National Flag. If you keep the backing paper safe you can take them home afterwards to reuse!
 

Also…

Coloured Sail Flashes - These colour flashes at the back of the sail windows easily identify the RS Aero 9 (pink), RS Aero 7 (yellow) and RS Aero 5 (blue). If you have an older sail which does not have one yet then they can be collected from the Class Association or Race Office - no charge!
 
 
 
 
 

Trolley Stickers - Will help you find your own trolley again after the last day! Before the last day we can use each others trollies for efficiency. These sail number stickers can be bought for 5 Euros from the Class Association.




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04/08/2019 17:23:00

Jonathan Rickels
Posts: 64
Hi David,
 
When the RS Aeros were at Garda in 2016  I stayed at the Picolo hotel, the one nearest FVM, transfer from Verona Airport was arranged by the hotel with a minibus company; who consolidate a number of transfers to hotels up the same lake shore. 
 
It seems this is the norm in that region. 
 
I don't accurately recall the fare.
 
For the information of others coming into other airports: Milan, Venice, etc. the same system: contact the hotel and they will quote and arrange with a minibus is/was available.
 
Also at Malcesine:
 
The hotels between FVM and Malcesine and beyond Malcesine down towards Garda run a frequent co-operative minibus service, I believe it used to be either hourly or half hourly.  There is also a good public bus system operating.
 
And as there is a cycle way between FVM and Malcesine many of the hotels also have bicycles available: free to use at some hotels, nominal hire rate at others.  
 
Walking to Malcesine did not take long. 
 
Hope this helps.
 
 
 




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03/08/2019 08:04:00

jane.peckham
Posts: 1
Hi David!
Which flight are you on? We are coming in from Gatwick on the Easy Jet flight early afternoon and may have space for 1 in the hire car. 
Jane x
 




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02/08/2019 21:07:00

David Rickard
Posts: 42
Is anyone arriving at Verona Airport morning 17th August for the Europeans who would like to share transport costs to Malcesine?
 
David 




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15/07/2019 14:52:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
RS Aero European Championship
FV Malcesine, Garda, Italy
17-23 August 2019  
 
Charter RS Aeros are now *SOLD OUT!*
 
Add your name to the reserve list via the booking link.




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14/07/2019 23:49:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
RS Aero European Championship 
FV Malcesine, Garda, Italy
17-23 August


100 ENTRIES! - We have hit the big 1-0-0 already for our Europeans at Garda with over a month to go!
 
There are three great fleets emerging. The RS Aero 7 fleet now has over 50 entries. The RS Aero 5's have over 30 with lots of youths and light adults signed up and there is a great showing in the RS Aero 9 big boys fleet!

EARLY ENTRY RATE - ends on Monday 15th July and the entry fee goes up 40 Euros after that day. Pop your entries in and pay by then to secure the lower rate.
If you have already entered but not paid, don't forget to pay in time!

EVENT PAGE links to Online Entry, Entry List and Info.
 
 




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12/07/2019 15:59:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
Hi SS,
Free hospitality at FVM starts for the RS Aeros on Friday 16th August.

Before that you should email Fraglia Vela Malcesine on [email protected] to check the availability. If possible, it has a cost of 10€ per day per boat, or 60€ per the whole week. 




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11/07/2019 14:12:00

SS
Posts: 2
Hello, I hope it is OK to ask here - is it possible to drop the boat off at Fraglia Vela a week before the event?
Thanks 




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11/07/2019 00:02:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
RS Aero European Championship 
FV Malcesine, Garda, Italy
17-23 August


EARLY ENTRY RATE ends on Monday 15th July and the entry fee goes up 40 Euros after that day. Pop your entries in and pay by then to secure the lower rate.
 
If you have already entered but not paid, don't forget to pay in time! 

Entries are nearly at 90 already!
 
EVENT PAGE links to Online Entry, Entry List and Info.




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04/07/2019 23:58:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
RS Aero European Championship - FV Malcesine, Garda, Italy 
17-23 August 

Over 80 RS Aeros are now signed up for this summer's Europeans at Lake Garda!

Here is a nice appetite whetting video from the 2016 RS Aerocup, to get you in the mood ready for the big one next month!

EVENT PAGE links to Online Entry, Entry List and Info




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14/06/2019 17:29:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
UK Boat Transport 
Large UK Trailer available - for a driver with car 

Would anyone driving a trailer down to Garda be happy to take a larger trailer?
Do you have a vehicle capable?
 
Sailboat delivers have 3 boat and 6 boat trailers available for hire and RS may have a big one available too. You would then be able to take contributions from sailors needing/wanting their boats delivered from the UK.
 
Please let me know and I can help coordinate.




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11/06/2019 19:41:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
RS Aero European Championship 
FV Malcesine, Garda, Italy
17-23 August 2019


We are up to 70 entries!
Will we make 100?

The Entry List is now divided by Class and each fleet is developing nicely.

UK Boat Transport
Do you have space available to take another RS Aero for a £ contribution towards costs? Maybe an empty roof rack, a spare trailer rack or happy to stack with padding between?
OR - Are you hoping to find someone to take your RS Aero?
Either way - Post your requirements as a reply on this thread or email ME, so we can try to match people's needs up.

Its going to be huge...!
 
Sign up now, pay by 15th July. Link via the Event Page
 




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29/05/2019 14:20:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
RS Aero European Championship 
FV Malcesine, Garda, Italy, 
17-23 August 2019 

Over 60 Sailors and 13 nations now signed up with 3 months to go!

Nice to see Belgium represented for the first time at an RS Aero Championship.
 
ENTRY LIST




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24/05/2019 16:48:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
RS AERO DELIVERY 
From the UK to Garda 
 
Sailboat Deliveries are offering return boat delivery from Emsworth, UK, at £485. They still need a few more to make their trip viable and will take a view at the end of next week.

If you fancy the treat of flying in to save the drive then do get in touch with them ASAP on;
[email protected] or 01243 377633




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23/05/2019 23:58:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
RS Aero European Championship 
FV Malcesine, Garda, Italy
17-23 August 2019


With 3 months still to go we have over 50 RS Aeros already signed up for the big one - the RS Aero Europeans at Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy. 12 countries are represented and it is fantastic to see sailors from Argentina and Hungary for the first time at RS Aero events.

Conditions at Malcesine in August will provide fantastic racing with the wind funnelling between the 2000m summits with the distinction of the morning and afternoon breezes to spice up the variety.

The RS Aero Class has already enjoyed two fantastic autumn visits to Malcesine and we are hugely excited to return to this iconic World Class venue.

Sign up now to add your name on the entry list and you only need to pay by the 15th July to secure the reduced rate.

Online Entry, Entry List & Notice of Race
Class Event Page




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02/05/2019 15:12:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
Sailboat Deliveries still have spaces to take RS Aeros from the UK to Garda for the Europeans and are looking to firm up their numbers ASAP.
 
If you are interested in booking through them details are on the Event Page but they will need to know soon.

Sailboat Deliveries Ltd
Hollybank House Emsworth Hants PO10 7UN
01243 377633 
www.sailboatdeliveries.com




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18/04/2019 23:55:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
RS Aero European Championship
FV Malcesine, Garda, Italy
17-23 August 2019


ONLINE ENTRY IS OPEN! 
Via the Fraglia vela Malcesine website Event Page
Sign up now and pay by the 15th July to secure the early entry discount rate!

Top Tips for completing the FVM online entry;
- There is an English Language tab at the top of the page, if you find that easier
- Enter your expected rig size, this can still be changed at event registration
- Please can charterers enter sail number 'CHARTER'.
- By selecting Territorial *None* and Club *Other* another box will appear below to enter your Sailing Club.
- After clicking 'SUBMIT' you still need to click 'CONFIRM UNPAID' (to pay later) or 'CONFIRM AND PAY' (to pay now).
- Next week the entry list will be refined to be split into 3 separate rig size Classes.

Simple! ...Add your name onto the Happy List.

NOTICE OF RACE
Can be found on the Fraglia Vela Malcesine website Event Page

Fraglia Vela Malcesine website Event Page
 
 




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09/04/2019 12:43:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
GARDA TRANSPORT - for owners' RS Aeros from the UK 
Good news for those who might like to fly in for our Europeans in August! 
 
I now have confirmation from Sailboat Deliveries that they are able to offer transport of RS Aeros to Garda for our Europeans in Aug.
 
- Price £485 (inc VAT), £250 deposit on booking
- Minimum of 10 boats (if a couple less it might be possible at a revised price)
- Delivery to and collection from Emsworth, Hampshire
- RS Aeros loaded individually (not stacked).
- Can take a kit bag too.

Please contact Becky; [email protected] or 01243 377633
to confirm and for the booking form.
 
 
*RS Sailing are not offering transport of owner's RS Aeros and my own trailer is full now.




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20/11/2018 12:29:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
An offer from Fraglia Vela Malcesine to visit for some pre-event Garda training; 

TRY THE 2019 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE COURSE 
Book your own training visit to Fraglia Vela Malcesine

Spring is the best time of the year to try and test the sailing conditions of the 2019 European Championship race course!

Fraglia Vela Malcesine is ready to welcome you for your trainings to enjoy the strong and challenging morning wind and the regular wind in the afternoon.
We offer an impeccable organization to guarantee you a perfect training session: a big parking area, lots of space for boats, a dedicated mooring for coach ribs, rooms for briefing, two big ramps and a crane to launch ribs and boats.

In case of bad weather, or after the water training, you can try our new gym for offshore trainings.

Moreover our bar & restaurant is ready to offer you the best Italian food.

SPECIAL OFFER:
For all RS Aero sailors we decide to dedicate a special offer for your trainings before the championships:
- one day training per boat: 10 Euro (discount from 15 Euro)
- one week training per boat:  60 Euro (discount from 75 Euro)
- one month training per boat:  150 Euro (discount from 300 Euro)
 
We are looking forward to seeing you!!

Book your training visit by email to; [email protected]
 
RS Aero Europeans Event Page
*There will also be Class organised training on Sunday 18th August




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19/09/2018 23:52:00

Peter Barton
Posts: 2263
RS Aero European Championship 
FV Malcesine, Garda, Italy 
17-23 August 2019


Fraglia Vela Malcesine, Lake Garda, will host the 2nd RS Aero Europeans in 2019 after Travemunde, Germany hosted the 1st in 2016. As the 2019 World Championships are at the end of the year in Australia, we have a good opportunity for another summer Europeans!

For a special event and by popular demand we visit one of Europe's prime meccas of sail sports on the wonderful Italian Lakes where we can build on the success of our previous two visits.....

Check out the EVENT PAGE for further info.




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