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Magic Marine RS Aero UK National Championships 2016, Torquay
02/06/2016 - 05/06/2016

Write-Up

Magic Marine RS Aero UK National Championships 2016
Royal Torbay Yacht Club
2-5th June

Report by RS Aero Class Association
Photos by RTYC member, Jean Border. 
A full photo Gallery is online at http://www.borderphotos2010.com
Prints are available via her website at a very reasonable price.
Larger captioned photos by Jean on this site HERE.
 
Royal Torbay Yacht Club played host to the 2016 RS Aero UK Nationals sponsored by Magic Marine with 70 entries set for a long weekend on the English Riviera. Competitors travelled from as far afield as France and Holland to compete on the Olympic racecourse of Torbay.

The Championship opened with a coaching with a comprehensive session ashore covering RS Aero specifics before moving onto technique and tuning for those looking for that final edge to take into their racing. Three short coached warm up races followed with about 40 boats revving up for the first formal race. The fleet finally peeled off to where the Race Officer was set to start the RS Aero Challenge Cup at 15:00.

The RS Aero Challenge Cup was an ‘All Aero’ PY race, outside the championship series. With just 1 race and only RS Aeros the Class was able to implement an exciting initiative of varying PYs for wind strengths, to reduce any disadvantage at the end of the wind bandings without tipping the balance from the favoured. Three sets of PY numbers were specified for light, medium and strong winds. The race officer recorded an average of 6kn on the committee boat in the run up to the start and the light wind set of PYs were selected, going some way assist the disadvantaged smaller sailed RS Aero 5s.

A fleet of nearly 50 boats jostled for position on the start line. During the race the RS Aero 9s had the pace in the light with Gareth Griffiths taking line honours but the 7 rig of Peter Barton kept close enough to the lead bubble of 9s to take the PY win followed by Gareth Griffiths and Nigel Rolfe in their 9s. The PY varying was successful as a deliberate ‘part measure’ to make an improvement with the results suggesting the number changes could have been greater still.

The evening’s Opening Ceremony had speeches by the Vice Commodore and daily prize giving to award the Challenge Cup prizes and special awards. Class Social Coordinator, Ben Rolfe, instigated his master plan of venues in town to meet after dinner at the Yacht Club and was happy to lead by example on to the night clubs of Torquay for those with energy to spare…

Day 1 of the Champs proper had fantastic racing with a steady but light easterly breeze producing some waves. This punctuated by a little tide gain to the left and periodic clicks in direction to the right provided an interesting challenge making it difficult for any one sailor to dominate the day. Each fleet enjoyed 4 races over a triangle-sausage course with a range of leaders.

Kate Sargent of the Netherlands came away from Day 1 with a small lead over Archie Hainsworth in the 5s. David Ellis won 3 races but had only a small lead over Harvey Martin with three 2nds in the 7s. Peter Barton led the 9s with Paul Bartlett and Anthony York also winning races.

Day 2 had a postponement and whilst the fleet basked in the beautiful Devonshire sunshine Kate Sargent, technical designer for Magic Marine, gave her talk on the design benefits within the Magic Marine range. There followed an impromptu ‘Top Tips’ session from the lead sailors of Day 1 giving away all their prized secrets of how they thought they had made it to the front of their races. At 14:30 racing was sensibly canned for the day leaving the fleet time to enjoy the local delights of the area or catch up on sleep.

Saturday night the fleet smartened up for the Class Dinner in the Royal Torbay YC for the Annual Awards Ceremony and daily prizes. To a big screen presentation the most coveted awards were eagerly anticipated. Top Photo went to Dovey SC’s shot staring Chelmarsh’s ‘Three Amigos’ enjoying their 9 rigs on the ocean in picturesque Dovey last month. Top Video went to Harriet Critchley’s creation, depicting the apprehension and enjoyment of her first sail on a breezy day with the 5 rig sail at Bolton. Paul Robson was awarded for ‘Endeavours to Class’ for his commitment to coaching the five winter series weekends.

Harriet Critchley’s inspiring video, with blue skies and fluffy clouds over the Lancashire fells;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8r-7Z2undI

Day 3 brought more optimism with more heat and the fleet launched promptly. Once the wind stabilised racing got underway and with up to 10kn of wind kickers were taught and downhauls were even starting to come on. This time a trapezium course was set and the tight top reach even saw a little planning and surfing with small waves coming in with the easterly.

The wind slowly died with one race completed. Antony York’s win in the 9s brought him up to 2nd overall behind Peter Barton overall who had kept consistent with a 2nd. Archie Hainsworth’s race win gave him the lead over Kate Sargent who was stuck in 4th in the 5s. David Ellis did just enough with a 4th in the 7s to take the title, whilst Fergus Barnham moved up to 2nd overall with his second race win of the series.

The coveted Club Champs title for the combined results of any club’s top 3 went to Lymington Town SC with a 1st, 1st and anchor man, Liam Willis, kicked the ball into the net with his 6th in the 9s, Starcross YC’s emerging RS Aero fleet were 2nd. Nine families qualified for the Family category requiring two family members. Team Gribbin, Claire and Luke of Paignton SC, pulled it off with a 4th and 5th from the Tardrews and Bartletts.

Magic Marine’s awesome support provided a fantastic array of great prizes. RS Sailing donated three beautiful half boat perpetual trophies for the three fleet’s annual Championships and were on hand, as ever, with their usual legendary event support. Also many thanks to the Freeland family of Downs SC, for donating a whopping great Youth Trophy Cup after Toby Freeland was the first winner in 2015.

Thanks to the ever so friendly and professional team at Royal Torbay YC for a most memorable and enjoyable Champs with the comfort of their lovely club house. The Class looks forward to returning again soon.

The next biggie on the RS Aero World calendar is the USA Atlantic Coast Championship at Newport, Rhode Island 8-10th July followed soon after by the first RS Aero European Championships at Travemunde Woche, Germany, 25-29th July. The RS Aero Worldwide calendar can be found here;
http://www.rsaerosailing.org/index.asp?p=events

Keep in touch with Everything Aero via the Class website and the Class Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/groups/rsaeroclass/

Prize Winners
RS Aero 5

1st - Archie Hainsworth, Alton Water
2nd - Kate Sargent, HOLLAND
3rd - George Tardrew, Hayling Island
4th - Claire Gribbin, Paignton
5th -  Luke Gribbin, Paignton
 
RS Aero 7
1st - David Ellis, Lymington Town
2nd - Fergus Barnham, Snettisham Beach
3rd - Harvey Martin, Ogston
4th - Barend Hiltermann, HOLLAND
5th - Will Taylor, Brightlingsea
 
RS Aero 9
1st - Peter Barton, Lymington Town
2nd - Antony York, Northampton
3rd - Paul Bartlett, Starcross
4th - Chris Larr, Northampton
5th - Gareth Griffiths, Island Barn
 
The RS Aero Challenge Cup 'All Aero' PY Race (outside the Nationals series)
1st - Peter Barton, Lymington Town (7) 
2nd - Gareth Griffiths, Island Barn (9)
3rd - Nigel Rolfe, Burghfield (9)
4th - Ben Flower, Babbacombe Corinthian (9)
5th - Peter Chaplin, Burghfield (9)

Junior - Under 15 (not 15 this year)
1st - Anne-Marie Ratnage, Bough Beach (5)
2nd - Henry Gillett, Royal Harwich (5)
3rd - Lauren Paton, Royal Torbay (5)

Youth - Under 19 (not 19 this year)
1st - Archie Hainsworth, Alton Water (1st/5s)
2nd - Harvey Martin, Ogston (3rd/7s)
3rd - George Tardrew, Hayling Island (3rd/5s)

Lady - 
1st - Kate Sargent, HOLLAND (1st/5s)
2nd - Claire Gribbin, Paignton (4th/5s)
3rd - Jane Peckham, Gurnard (6th/7s)

Master - 55 or over this year
1st - Paul Bartlett, Starcross (3rd/9s)
2nd - Gareth Griffiths, Island Barn (5th/9s)

Family Fortunes - Best 2 family members overall

We have a whopping 9 family teams;
1st - Claire & Luke Gribbin, Paignton, 9pts
2nd - George & Lucy Tardrew, Halyling Island, 12pts
3rd - Paul & Greg Bartlett, Starcross, 14pts
4th - Fergus & Finlay Barnham, Snettisham Beach, 16pts
5th - Will & Mike Taylor, Brightlingsea, 18pts

Club Champs - Best 3 club results overall;
1st - Lymington Town SC (1st, 1st & 6th = 8pts)
2nd - Starcross YC (3rd, 11th, 12th = 26pts)
3rd - Hayling Island SC (3rd, 9th & 18th = 30pts)
 
Endurance - finishing all races
RS Aero 5 - Lucy Tardrew, Hayling Island
RS Aero 7 - Jonathan Rickels, Grafham
RS Aero 9 - Chris Jones, Chelmarsh
 
Furthest Travelled - Barend Hillterman, HOLLAND (via Germany to collect boats!)
 
Outstanding Services to the RS Aero Class
Paul Robson - For coaching the Winter Training weekends

Outstanding Services to RS Aero Events
Richard Willows - stepped in as PRO at his home 'Roadford Rocket' event which meant missing sailing but loaned his RS Aero.

Results

RS Aero 5
Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, Entries: 11
Rank Class Sail No Helm Category Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Net Pts
1 RS Aero 5 1173 Archie Hainsworth Y Alton Water SC 2 3 3 1 1 7
2 RS Aero 5 125 Kate Sargent L NETHERLANDS 3 1 1 3 4 8
3 RS Aero 5 8 George Tardrew Y Hayling Island SC 5 2 4 4 3 13
4 RS Aero 5 1206 Claire Gribbin L Paignton SC 1 6 6 6 2 15
5 RS Aero 5 146 Luke Gribbin Y Paignton SC 4 4 2 5 7 15
6 RS Aero 5 1849 Anne-Marie Ratnage L J Bough Beech SC 7 5 5 2 5 17
7 RS Aero 5 1012 Marion Lowe L M Bradford on AvonSC 8 7 8 7 6 28
8 RS Aero 5 206 Henry Gillett J Royal Harwich YC 6 8 9 8 9 31
9 RS Aero 5 1044 Lucy Tardrew L Hayling Island SC 9 9 7 9 8 33
10 RS Aero 5 9 Lauren Paton L J Royal Torbay YC 12 12 12 12 10 46
11 RS Aero 5 23 Fin Amstrong Y Royal Torbay YC 12 12 12 12 12 48
 
RS Aero 7
Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, Entries: 34
Rank Class Sail No Helm Category Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Net Pts
1 RS Aero 7 1209 David Ellis   Lymington Town SC 1 6 1 1 4 7
2 RS Aero 7 1534 Fergus Barnham   Snettisham Beach SC 9 1 3 4 1 9
3 RS Aero 7 1089 Harvey Martin Y Ogston SC 2 35 2 2 8 14
4 RS Aero 7 2 Barend Hiltermann   NETHERLANDS 8 3 4 5 2 14
5 RS Aero 7 5 Will Taylor   Brightlingsea SC 11 2 5 11 6 24
6 RS Aero 7 1715 Jane Peckham L Gurnard SC 12 11 7 8 3 29
7 RS Aero 7 1232 Steve Norbury   Warsash SC 4 15 9 3 16 31
8 RS Aero 7 1543 Debbie Degge L M Bartley SC 5 5 11 10 35 31
9 RS Aero 7 8637 Chris Jones M Sutton Bingham SC 6 13 21 7 5 31
10 RS Aero 7 1568 Caitlin Atkin L Y Whitstable YC 7 8 6 15 13 34
11 RS Aero 7 1 Greg Bartlett   Starcross YC 3 7 10 35 15 35
12 RS Aero 7 1598 John Harvey   Thornbury SC 20 17 8 6 10 41
13 RS Aero 7 1302 Karl Thorne   LymTownSC/RoyalLymYC 13 9 12 18 11 45
14 RS Aero 7 1533 Finlay Barnham   Snettisham Beach SC 10 10 15 12 21 47
15 RS Aero 7 1589 Chris Harrup   Burghfield SC 15 4 20 14 17 50
16 RS Aero 7 1045 Richard Willows M Roadford Lake SC 18 18 17 9 9 53
17 RS Aero 7 1485 Edward Norbury Y Warsash SC 14 35 14 13 14 55
18 RS Aero 7 1792 Andy Hill   Hayling Island SC 17 12 22 17 12 58
19 RS Aero 7 1402 Jane Homewood L Lymington Town SC 22 19 13 16 20 68
20 RS Aero 7 1594 Julie Archer L Ullswater YC 16 16 19 20 23 71
21 RS Aero 7 1745 John Hobson   Notts County SC 21 14 16 21 35 72
22 RS Aero 7 1211 Nicholas Eales M LymTownSC/RoyalLymYC 19 24 18 19 18 74
23 RS Aero 7 1921 Charles Clapham   Royal Torbay YC 32 23 28 24 7 82
24 RS Aero 7 1219 Arnaud Bouchez   Wimereux, FRANCE 25 21 23 23 22 89
25 RS Aero 7 1509 Peter Craggs   York RI SC 24 22 27 25 19 90
26 RS Aero 7 1258 Nick Craven   Ripon SC 28 26 26 22 24 98
27 RS Aero 7 3 Charlie Inigo-Jones M Hayling Island SC 29 20 24 27 35 100
28 RS Aero 7 1264 Jackie Craven L Ripon SC 26 29 25 29 26 106
29 RS Aero 7 1091 Penelope Gillett L Royal Harwich YC 23 27 30 28 29 107
30 RS Aero 7 1141 Jonathan Rickels M Grafham Water SC 27 31 31 26 27 111
31 RS Aero 7 1586 Nicholas Freeston M LymTownSC/RoyalLymYC 30 25 29 35 35 119
32 RS Aero 7 1098 Richard Perriss   Royal Torbay YC 31 28 32 30 30 119
33 RS Aero 7 1339 Cliff Webb M Cawsand Bay SC 33 30 33 35 28 124
34 RS Aero 7 1894 Samantha Foster L Loch Tummel SC 35 35 35 35 25 130
  
RS Aero 9
Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, Entries: 26
Rank Class Sail No Helm Category Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Net Pts
1 RS Aero 9 1175 Peter Barton   Lymington Town SC 1 4 3 1 2 7
2 RS Aero 9 175 Anthony York   Northampton SC 6 1 7 5 1 13
3 RS Aero 9 1930 Paul Bartlett M Starcross YC 3 5 1 6 9 15
4 RS Aero 9 1888 Chris Larr   Northampton SC 2 6 2 11 7 17
5 RS Aero 9 1023 Gareth Griffiths M Island Barn reservoir SC 5 8 5 10 3 21
6 RS Aero 9 4 Liam Willis Y Lymington Town SC 8 3 15 3 10 24
7 RS Aero 9 1689 Andrew Snell   Datchet Water SC 4 9 8 12 5 26
8 RS Aero 9 1806 Nev Herbert   Royal Lymington YC 11 7 14 2 8 28
9 RS Aero 9 1581 Ben Rolfe   Burghfield SC 10 2 4 13 15 29
10 RS Aero 9 1669 Giovanni Belgrano M Gurnard SC 14 14 10 8 6 38
11 RS Aero 9 1551 Nigel Rolfe   Burghfield SC 12 19 13 4 13 42
12 RS Aero 9 1298 Richard Watsham   Starcross YC 9 16 17 7 16 48
13 RS Aero 9 1164 Mike Taylor   Brightlingsea SC 16 18 12 19 4 50
14 RS Aero 9 1489 Robert Freeland   Downs SC 20 13 6 14 18 51
15 RS Aero 9 1135 Phil White   Frampton on Severn SC 13 11 20 9 19 52
16 RS Aero 9 1071 Peter Chaplin M Burghfield SC 18 17 9 15 14 55
17 RS Aero 9 7 Andrew Wilde   Burghfield SC 7 15 16 20 27 58
18 RS Aero 9 1618 Dave Harris M Severn SC 17 20 11 16 20 64
19 RS Aero 9 999 Ben Flower Y BabbacombeCorinthianSC 15 12 18 21 27 66
20 RS Aero 9 1207 Mark Tissiman M Chelmarsh/Saundersfoot 19 10 22 22 17 68
21 RS Aero 9 1095 Tony Jukes M Chelmarsh SC 22 21 21 17 12 71
22 RS Aero 9 1654 Mark Lambdin   Bradford On Avon SC 21 23 24 24 11 79
23 RS Aero 9 1097 Chris Jones M Chelmarsh SC 23 22 23 23 22 90
24 RS Aero 9 1793 Jim Hood   LymingtonTownSC 27 27 19 18 27 91
25 RS Aero 9 61745 John Hobson   Notts County SC 27 27 27 27 21 102
26 RS Aero 9 2001 Alex Newton-Southon   Lymington Town SC 27 27 27 27 23 104
 
The RS Aero Challenge Cup 'All Aero' PY Pre-Nationals Race
Rating system: PY, Entries: 70
Rank Class Rig Sail No Helm Category Elapsed Handicap Corrected Finishing Place
1 RS Aero 7 1175 Peter Barton   00:55:31 1066 00:52:05 1
2 RS Aero 9 1023 Gareth Griffiths M 00:54:03 1025 00:52:44 2
3 RS Aero 9 1551 Nigel Rolfe   00:54:20 1025 00:53:00 3
4 RS Aero 9 999 Ben Flower Y 00:54:31 1025 00:53:11 4
5 RS Aero 9 1071 Peter Chaplin M 00:54:43 1025 00:53:23 5
6 RS Aero 9 1888 Chris Larr   00:55:53 1025 00:54:31 6
7 RS Aero 7 1534 Fergus Barnham   00:59:50 1066 00:56:08 7
8 RS Aero 7 1232 Steve Norbury   00:59:55 1066 00:56:12 8
9 RS Aero 7 1 Greg Bartlett   01:00:23 1066 00:56:39 9
10 RS Aero 9 1207 Mark Tissiman M 00:58:10 1025 00:56:45 10
11 RS Aero 7 1589 Chris Harrup   01:00:46 1066 00:57:00 11
12 RS Aero 7 1533 Finlay Barnham   01:00:58 1066 00:57:12 12
13 RS Aero 9 1669 Giovanni Belgrano M 00:59:13 1025 00:57:46 13
14 RS Aero 9 7 Andrew Wilde   01:00:08 1025 00:58:40 14
15 RS Aero 7 1089 Harvey Martin Y 01:04:52 1066 01:00:51 15
16 RS Aero 7 4 Liam Willis Y 01:05:17 1066 01:01:14 16
17 RS Aero 7 1485 Edward Norbury Y 01:05:26 1066 01:01:23 17
18 RS Aero 7 1676 Anthony York   01:05:28 1066 01:01:25 18
19 RS Aero 9 1298 Richard Watsham   01:03:08 1025 01:01:36 19
20 RS Aero 9 1489 Robert Freeland   01:03:26 1025 01:01:53 20
21 RS Aero 9 1581 Ben Rolfe   01:03:47 1025 01:02:14 21
22 RS Aero 5 125 Kate Sargent L 01:10:20 1125 01:02:31 22
23 RS Aero 7 8637 Chris Jones M 01:07:16 1066 01:03:06 23
24 RS Aero 7 1792 Andy Hill   01:07:21 1066 01:03:11 24
25 RS Aero 9 1930 Paul Bartlett M 01:04:58 1025 01:03:23 25
26 RS Aero 5 1543 Debbie Degge L M 01:11:36 1125 01:03:39 26
27 RS Aero 7 1568 Caitlin Atkin L Y 01:07:56 1066 01:03:44 27
28 RS Aero 9 1135 Phil White   01:05:30 1025 01:03:54 28
29 RS Aero 7 1715 Jane Peckham L 01:08:18 1066 01:04:04 29
30 RS Aero 7 1921 Charles Clapham   01:08:56 1066 01:04:40 30
31 RS Aero 7 1045 Richard Willows M 01:08:59 1066 01:04:43 31
32 RS Aero 5 1849 Anne-Marie Ratnage L J 01:13:36 1125 01:05:25 32
33 RS Aero 5 1173 Archie Hainsworth Y 01:13:39 1125 01:05:28 33
34 RS Aero 5 1206 Claire Gribbin L 01:13:56 1125 01:05:43 34
35 RS Aero 5 146 Luke Gribbin Y 01:14:25 1125 01:06:09 35
36 RS Aero 7 1594 Julie Archer L 01:10:37 1066 01:06:15 36
37 RS Aero 7 1098 Richard Perriss   01:11:11 1066 01:06:47 37
38 RS Aero 7 1091 Penelope Gillett L 01:12:00 1066 01:07:33 38
39 RS Aero 7 1586 Nicholas Freeston M 01:12:34 1066 01:08:04 39
40 RS Aero 7 1339 Cliff Webb M 01:14:11 1066 01:09:35 40
41 RS Aero 7 1219 Arnaud Bouchez   01:15:26 1066 01:10:46 41
42 RS Aero 5 206 Henry Gillett Y 01:19:46 1125 01:10:54 42
43 RS Aero 7 1141 Jonathan Rickels M 01:16:26 1066 01:11:42 43
44 RS Aero 5 1402 Jane Homewood L 01:21:22 1125 01:12:20 44
71 RS Aero 7 2 Barend Hiltermann     1066   OCS
71 RS Aero 5 1044 Lucy Tardrew L   1125   DNF
71 RS Aero 9 9 Alex Newton-Southon     1025   DNC
71 RS Aero 9 1095 Tony Jukes M   1025   DNC
71 RS Aero 9 1097 Chris Jones M   1025   DNC
71 RS Aero 9 1689 Andrew Snell     1025   DNC
71 RS Aero 9 1164 Mike Taylor     1025   DNC
71 RS Aero 9 1654 Mark Lambdin     1025   DNC
71 RS Aero 9 1793 Jim Hood     1025   DNC
71 RS Aero 7 3 Charlie Inigo-Jones M   1066   DNC
71 RS Aero 7 11 Will Taylor     1066   DNC
71 RS Aero 7 77 Samantha Foster L   1066   DNC
71 RS Aero 7 1211 Nicholas Eales M   1066   DNC
71 RS Aero 7 1258 Nick Craven     1066   DNC
71 RS Aero 7 1264 Jackie Craven L   1066   DNC
71 RS Aero 7 1209 David Ellis     1066   DNC
71 RS Aero 7 1302 Karl Thorne     1066   DNC
71 RS Aero 7 1370 Nev Herbert     1066   DNC
71 RS Aero 7 1509 Peter Craggs     1066   DNC
71 RS Aero 7 1598 John Harvey     1066   DNC
71 RS Aero 7 1618 Dave Harris M   1066   DNC
71 RS Aero 7 1745 John Hobson     1066   DNC
71 RS Aero 5 23 Fin Amstrong Y   1125   DNC
71 RS Aero 5 9 Lauren Paton L J   1125   DNC
71 RS Aero 5 1000 George Tardrew Y   1125   DNC
71 RS Aero 5 1012 Marion Lowe L M   1125   DNC




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