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RS AERO WINTER SERIES - Round 5 BOWMOOR SC, SWINDON
15/02/2015 - 15/02/2015

Write-Up

RS Aero Winter Series Round 5
Bowmoor SC, 15th Feb 2015

RAF Brize Norton grant the Aeros their Aerospace!

The wind may have been light but the racing was intense at Bowmoor for Round 5 of the RS Aero UK Winter Series. The entry of 22 was impressive, close to the record set at our Oxford Winter Champs last month. All Aero classes started together and raced using the local PY numbers with 1 discard after the 3 races.

As a late boost to the event LPB Aerial Imagery and SailRacer were in attendance, joining their expertise to produce a promotional reel combining aerial video with a GPS generated graphic overlaid to demonstrate their capabilities of bringing spectators closer to the game in an interestingly viewable format.

As is necessary, LPB Aerial Imagery sought permission from nearby RAF Brize Norton
to fly their drones and the RAF were very helpful agreeing to fly their training flights away from Bowmoor that day, granting the Aeros their Aerospace!

Another star guest was the RS Aero designer, Jo Richards, who came to spectate and passed on many helpful top-tips during the lunch break.

A short first beat and a long downwind slalom in each race ensured a closely packed fleet and tight mark roundings making tactical positioning critical. Zig-zag-ing across Bowmoor proved to be something of a navigational exercise initially in race 1. Local knowledge counted for little with 3 local boats relinquishing top places by sailing the wrong way. However, those local boats then went on to make their comeback in time to take 1st and 2nd places.

Selecting the right end of the long start line was tricky in the conditions as it was a pretty even call, all credit to the race officer Steve Harvey. Quickly finding the right ‘mode’ to sail in on the different points of sail was a challenge and something Dave Lynall, who won all 3 races, was doing very effectively.

There were tight battles for the overall standings throughout the fleet with no less than 5 sets of tie breaks in the results sheet!

Next up is the RS Aero Training at Northampton both days this weekend in conjunction with the RS Tera class. So far we have a fairly even mix with the Aeronauts in their 5 rigs being joined by both parents and locals. Also this Sunday 22nd is the final round of the RS Aero Winter Series, the Grafham Grand Prix which is showing a good turnout of RS Aeros and the last chance to shave some points off the final series result.

Many thanks to;
- Bowmoor Sailing Club for making us very welcome and accommodating us within their club racing.
- LPB Aerial Imagery and SailRacer for their involvement and enthusiasm.
- RS Sailing for providing prizes.
- Race Officer Steve Harvey and his team for a great job on a tricky day.
 
 
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Results

RS Aero Winter Series Round 5
Bowmoor SC, 15th Feb
                 
Position Name Club Sail Class PY Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total Nett Categories
1 David Lynall Bowmoor SC 1009 RS Aero 9 1025 1 1 1 3 2  
2 Peter Barton Lymington Town SC 1175 RS Aero 9 1025 3 6 2 11 5  
3 Harry Joyce Bowmoor SC 1064 RS Aero 9 1025 2 3 4 9 5  
4 Peter Townend Chelmarsh SC 1093 RS Aero 9 1025 6 4 3 13 7  
5 Gareth Griffiths Island Barn SC 1023 RS Aero 9 1025 8 2 7 17 9 1st Master
6 Tony Jukes Chelmarsh SC 1095 RS Aero 9 1025 12 7 5 24 12  
7 Al Keck Bowmoor SC 1068 RS Aero 9 1025 7 5 11 23 12  
8 Dave Cherrill Broadwater SC 1002 RS Aero 9 1025 4 11 9 24 13  
9 Antony Lynall Avon SC 1007 RS Aero 9 1025 5 8 14 27 13  
10 Paul Robson Reading SC 1079 RS Aero 7 1060 10 12 6 28 16 1st 7 Rig
11 Matt Thursfield Chelmarsh SC 1208 RS Aero 9 1025 9 9 DNS 41 18  
12 Archie Hainsworth Alton Water SC 1173 RS Aero 7 1060 13 10 10 33 20 1st Youth
13 Francis Peters Hayling Island SC 1205 RS Aero 7 1060 15 14 8 37 22 1st Lady
14 Philip White Frampton on Severn SC 1135 RS Aero 9 1025 11 13 13 37 24  
15 Cathy Bartram Chew Valley SC 1178 RS Aero 7 1060 18 19 12 49 30  
16 Mark Tissiman Chelmarsh SC 1207 RS Aero 9 1025 21 16 15 52 31  
17 Doug Roberts Bowmoor SC 1006 RS Aero 7 1060 16 15 16 47 31  
18 Jim Junior Hood Lymington Town SC 1209 RS Aero 9 1025 14 20 DNS 47 34  
19 Chris Jones Chelmarsh SC 1097 RS Aero 9 1025 22 18 17 57 35  
20 Kyle Lankford Lymington Town SC 1206 RS Aero 9 1025 17 21 18 56 35  
21 Primrose Salt Chew Valley SC 1136 RS Aero 7 1060 19 17 DNS 59 36  
22 Nick Eales Lymington Town SC 1211 RS Aero 7 1060 20 22 DNS 65 42  




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