DAYTONA DEMOS, Florida, USA
Saturday's demo at Daytona Beach, Florida had three RS Aeros out on the water, two owners and one demo boat. Halifax Sailing Association
played host and with the wind increasing well above forecast the demo-ers had a ball in the lovely conditions on their protected Intracoastal Waterway.
Local owner, Greg Popp, reports;‘We had a nice turnout and a lot of fun with a steady stream of demo sailors on the RS Aero 7 graciously provided by Masthead Enterprises and Sandy Point Sports, and an Aero owner who drove in from Gainesville sailing his Aero 9 along with me on my new Aero 9. It was practice day for the youngsters at Halifax Youth Sailing so we were weaving through the Optis and 420s as they were going through their drills.
The weather was good with winds 8-10 in the morning building to a greater than forecast 20 with gusts over 25 in mid afternoon. That development led to challenges amongst the younger local dinghy sailors who could sail the Aero and avoid capsizes on flying gybes and slam tacks. The wind took the honors and all eventually got flipped much to the laughter and shouts of the group watching close by from the Sailing Center. Everyone enjoyed the speed the Aero showed on reaches in that wind!’
Sandy Point Progressive Sports
is the new RS Dealer on the East Coast of Florida and was present together with Masthead Enterprises
from the West Coast. They are both looking forward to continuing to build the RS Aero fleet across the Southeast with the boat being well received by those who try her.