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Sunny Lymington - more capsize movies are in the Forum
Turn-Turtle - more capsize movies in the Forum
Increasing Upwind Speed - Self Coaching Tips with Penny Clark - RYA
Starting & Boat Handling - Self Coaching Tips with Penny Clark - RYA
Improving your Sailing - Top Tips with RS Sailing - With Frances Peters - RYA
George working hard as the big breeze started to arrive on Sunday afternoon at Northampton
Chunky tries out a Chest Mount for his GoPro during some close RS Aero racing at Northampton Sailing Club. Whilst it was in his way a little, it is a good angle for seeing how he is sailing.
SIDE ENTRY at 230 lbs (16.4 stone - 104 kg) Thanks to Dion of Canyon Lake, Texas, USA for sharing his video which demonstrates that at 230 lbs (16.4 stone - 104 kg) it is still possible to re-enter from the side with a powerful speedy pull in and a good well timed leg kick. See 'Capsize Corner' in the forum videos for a full description.
MAXIMISING THE GLIDE - The Start of the Roadford Rocket, a large pursuit race held in the South West of England, with some guest footage from Ben Hawkes' drone. Featuring Steve Cockerill's boom camera with some interesting aft facing tacking. This technique maximises the glide in the tack - read Steve's blog here; https://www.roostersailing.com/blog/?p=17799&preview=true
How to Rig an RS Aero - A good starter for all new RS Aero owners and perhaps something there for current RS Aero sailors too - Oct 2020
Thanks to Paul Robson for running the coaching and providing these great videos from Burton SC
Chelmarsh Coaching day by Matt Thursfield, with top tips and enthusiastic encouragement - July 2015
CHELMARSH COACHING Matt Thursfield ran a coaching day for his 15 strong Chelmarsh fleet and produced this nice coaching video with his top tips around the course...thanks Matt! Anyone concerned that they might be too heavy for an RS Aero will be pleased to hear that Matt is winning races at over 100kg! (over 220lbs)
RS Aero Class Manager Peter Barton runs through setup, tuning and sailing tips. The wind was very light and it was raining at the Lymington pre event coaching - so we stayed ashore and talked...for 86 minutes! - June 2015
The Race Officer's View - A fantastic insight into the role of the race officer policing a start line with his iPad video from the rooftop of the committee boat at Burghfield Sailing Club's Sustainability Challenge - April 2017
Lymington Training unedited - April 2017
No.83 The Mainsheet Fail. Always pull the stopper knot tight and leave a short tail. Good recovery!
RS Aero UK Youth Winter Training, Datchet, Feb 2019 - Port End. 1302 showed good pro-activity. Could he have stopped a couple of boat lengths earlier to remain able to lay the pin? Ultimately he got stung from being out of position twice late in the sequence. 1552 might have won the pin if there had been no other boats there. However with 5 sailors to leeward of him trying to make it work there was always a good chance that someone would take him out. Too much risk? Ultimately he suffered a touch of Frost. Good positioning and holding of position by 2442 and 2725. Great acceleration by 2442, 2725 and 1809 at 0:37, just as the gun went. 2442 wins the start with 2725, 1809 also up there on his shoulder. 2105, and 1568, appear to be OCS, Ladies first! 1705, 1108 and 'No Numbers' - need to be instigating their escape strategy as soon as it is clear they are not going to be able to sail off the port end.
Prototype Righting Lines - more capsize movies are in the Forum
'Start of Seasons' at Northampton SC - RS Aero 5 - 1164 Will Taylor