Five RS Aeros enjoyed their fist competitive racing at Bowmoor Sailing Club when they took part in their annual Six-Hour race on the 5th July.
Winds ranged from 1 to 20mph through the day with some significant changes of direction and variable weather.
10 different classes of boat took part. These ranged from the 5 RS Aeros (two with '9' rigs and three with '7' rigs) to a Wayfarer and a Topper.
Antony and Dave Lynall sailing an RS Aero 9 were in the lead after the first hour followed by Mike Tustin and Ross Harvey also in a RS Aero 9, Marcia and Simon Lynall in the RS Aero 7, Paul and Ryan Scott in their Topaz Uno and Neil and Ian Crosby in their Laser. While the 2 RS Aero 9s swapped places at the front of the fleet the Laser of Neil and Ian worked their way into third place.
After six hours, with 20 laps completed, Dave and Anthony pipped Mike and Ross by the smallest of margins - just 8 seconds! The RS Aero 7 of Doug Roberts and John Beresford did just enough to narrowly squeeze out the Laser, Solo and Topaz for the final podium spot, giving the RS Aeros a clean sweep of the podium.
Many thanks to the organisers Dave Lynall and Kate Tustin, to the OOD Geoff Silcock and his team. More photographs are on the Bowmoor Facebook page.
Results: (top three)
1st Antony and David Lynall, RS Aero 9
2nd Mike Tustin and Ross Harvey, RS Aero 9
3rd Doug Roberts and John Beresford, RS Aero 7
Bowmoor 6 Hour Race
Bowmoor Sailing Club
6 Hour Race - 05-07-14 at 10.45
Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
|1|| || ||RS AERO 9||1003||BSC & ASC||D.Lynall & A.Lynall|| ||1025|| ||5:57:45||20||5:49:01||0:00:00||1025||1.0|
|2|| || ||RS AERO 9||1005||BSC||M.Tustin & R.Harvey|| ||1025|| ||5:57:53||20||5:49:09||0:00:08||1025.382||2.0|
|3|| || ||RS AERO 7|| ||BSC||D.Roberts & J.Beresford|| ||1060|| ||6:12:27||19||6:09:52||0:20:59||1123.281||3.0|
|4|| || ||LASER||201013||BSC||N.Crosby & I.Crosby|| ||1088|| ||6:04:13||18||6:11:57||0:22:27||1159.475||4.0|
|5|| || ||SOLO||4583||TCSC||J.Cooper & S.Bailey|| ||1146|| ||6:02:45||17||6:12:24||0:22:46||1222.736||5.0|
|6|| || ||TOPAZ UNO|| || ||P.Scott & R.Scott|| ||1236|| ||6:09:59||16||6:14:10||0:24:52||1325.063||6.0|
|7|| || ||RS AERO 7|| ||BSC||F.Lucas & K.Tustin|| ||1060|| ||6:09:33||18||6:27:22||0:36:35||1176.454||7.0|
|8|| || ||RS AERO 7|| ||ASC||M.Lynall & S.Lynall|| ||1060|| ||6:10:10||18||6:28:01||0:37:12||1178.417||8.0|
|9|| || ||WAYFARER||3409||BSC||J.Haydn & S.Harvey||V.,M. & L. Hayden||1112|| ||6:01:06||16||6:45:55||0:50:36||1293.248||9.0|
|10|| || ||TOPPER||44882||BSC||Z.Bazen & J.Relph|| ||1322|| ||5:58:52||13||6:57:38||0:58:57||1581.845||10.0|
|11|| || ||SUPERNOVA||483||BSC||M.Bazen & J.Relph|| ||1071|| ||6:02:49||16||7:03:27||1:03:46||1299.396||11.0|
|12|| || ||LASER 3000||3131||BSC||A.York & S.Bonner|| ||1058|| ||DNF|| || || || ||13.0|
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