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RS AERO WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 . & WINTER SERIES - Round 2 - THE OXFORD BLUE
03/01/2015 - 03/01/2015

Write-Up

RS Aero Winter Championships 2015

The RS Aero Class decided to make The Oxford Blue event of the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series their class Winter Champs and with up to 20 boats a week being delivered to owners at the end of 2014 they managed to round up an impressive 25 entries within 6 months of the first boats being delivered. The overall event reached its capacity of 150 entries, which is a record, and the Aeros were a whopping one sixth of that!

With a variable forecast 17 of those sailors opted for the larger 9 rig which led to some great class racing whilst the smaller 7 and 5 rigs competed with them on a handicap basis.

A bit of rain first thing didn't dampen the enthusiasm for the class’ first biggie. The 1st race was light and became a drifter. However, for the 2nd and 3rd races the wind piped up to a fun 12-16 knots allowing for fast planning on the reaches. The big rigs then became energetic at times but good fun and very manageable on the flat water.

In the ‘RS Aero 9’ Ben Pickering (Chase), the 2014 Blaze National Champ, was right on it from the outset leading all 3 races. Peter Barton (Lymington) managed to mount comebacks to take the lead by the end of races 1 ands 2. Al Keck (Bowmoor) and Jamie Freeman (Oulton) were consistently battling at the front. Peter Townend (Chelmarsh), Matt Thursfield (Chelmarsh) and Anthony Lynall (Avon) all had appearances near the front through the day. Good competitive racing was spread throughout the fleet.

Paul Robson (Reading) led the ‘RS Aero 7’ rigs overall and placed highly on corrected time against the 9s. In the light first race, George Catchpole (Oulton), having only taken delivery in time for Christmas managed to win the 7s.

Some of the most noteworthy achievements of the day came out of the ‘RS Aero 5’ rigs. Five dedicated weekends of RS Aero 5 training have been organized this winter in conjunction with the RS Tera squad. Already the ‘Aeronauts’ are looking very confident in their new boats across the spectrum. As the breeze piped up to 12-16 knots, Will Taylor (Royal Mersey) in his 'RS Aero 5' beat most of the bigger sailed boats from various classes in our start group to the first mark and was still well up at the leeward mark after 2 reaches and a run!

SailRacer furnished all boats with GPS trackers. These really added value by being able to sort out complex results and produce interesting data and stats. With these everyone’s max speed of the day is recorded and can then be corrected by relevant Class handicaps. Incredibly, the fastest ‘snapshot’ handicap corrected max speed of the day was by an RS Aero 5 where Archie Hainsworth (RHS), a 13 year old weighing in at just 50kg, managed for a moment to plane his superlight Aero hull to record a (handicap corrected) max speed faster than any of the other 140 boats on the water!

An excited Archie commented; “The RS Aero is a great boat. At times I thought I was going twice as fast as the Tera ever did even though the wind was low. The boat glided through the water with very little noise. These were the best of times. It was a very enjoyable weekend at Oxford, teaching me a lot about the boat. I'd like to thank RS for such a great boat. I went the fastest on the first reach of race two slipping past several boats planing when no one else was, fantastic!”

Last month at Hayling when a 35 knot squall came through in training Archie had a really tough time of it. Well done for smashing this one Archie!
 
Pictures here.
 
Full overall results of The Oxford Blue can be found here;
 
RS Aero 5
1.  Will Taylor
2.  Ben Poe
3.  Archie Hainsworth
 
RS Aero 7
1.  Paul Robson
2.  George Catchpole
3.  Richard Rowe
 
RS Aero 9
1.  Peter Barton
2.  Ben Pickering
3.  Al Keck 


Results

RS Aero  -  Winter  Champs
-  Overall                
Sailed: 3, Discards: 1, To count: 2, Rating system: GL PY, Entries: 25
 
         
Rank   Helm Club Sail Class GL-PY R1  R2 R3 Total Nett
1st Peter BARTON Lymington Town SC 1175 RS Aero 9 1015 1 1 -2.5 4.5 2
2nd Ben PICKERING Chase SC 1205 RS Aero 9 1015 2 -3 1 6 3
3rd Al KECK Bowmoor SC 1068 RS Aero 9 1015 -5 2 5 12 7
4th Jamie FREEMAN Waveney & Oulton 1144 RS Aero 9 1015 3 4 -7 14 7
5th Paul ROBSON Reading SC 1079 RS Aero 7 1040 -8 5 4 17 9
6th Matt THURSFIELD Chelmarsh SC 1208 RS Aero 9 1015 -11 7 2.5 20.5 9.5
7th Will TAYLOR Royal Mersey YC 1164 RS Aero 5 1080 -14 6 6 26 12
8th Peter TOWNEND Chelmarsh SC 1093 RS Aero 9 1015 5 8 -9 22 13
9th George CATCHPOLE Waveney & Oulton 1183 RS Aero 7 1040 7 9 -10 26 16
10th Antony LYNALL Avon SC 1007 RS Aero 9 1015 5 -16 12 33 17
11th Chris FEIBUSCH Hayling Island SC 1206 RS Aero 9 1015 9 -12 8 29 17
12th Phil WHITE FramptonOnSevern 1135 RS Aero 9 1015 10 -13 11 34 21
13th Ben POE Sutton Bingham 1107 RS Aero 5 1080 -13 10 13 36 23
14th Kent MARTIN Ogston SC 1089 RS Aero 9 1015 26.0 DNC 11 14 51 25
15th Tony JUKES Chelmarsh 1095 RS Aero 9 1015 12 15 -17 44 27
16th Peter GALE Redditch SC 1133 RS Aero 9 1015 15 14 -20 49 29
17th Archie HAINSWORTH RHS 1173 RS Aero 5 1080 16 -18 16 50 32
18th Mark TISSIMAN Chelmarsh SC 1207 RS Aero 9 1015 19 -20 15 54 34
19th Jim HOOD Lymington Town SC 1209 RS Aero 9 1015 17 17 26.0 DNC 60 34
20th Richard WOODS Chelmarsh SC 1092 RS Aero 9 1015 18 -19 19 56 37
21st Martin HEWITT Nottingham SC 1076 RS Aero 9 1015 20 -21 18 59 38
22nd Hugo ROBATHAN Oxford SC 1103 RS Aero 5 1080 26.0 DNC 23 21 70 44
23rd Richard ROWE Poole YC 1156 RS Aero 7 1040 26.0 DNC 22 26.0 DNC 74 48
24th Peter CHAPLIN Burghfield SC 1071 RS Aero 7 1040 26.0 DNC 26.0 DNC 26.0 DNC 78 52
24th Chris JONES Chelmarsh SC 1097 RS Aero 9 1015 26.0 DNC 26.0 DNC 26.0 DNC 78 52




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