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RS Aero UK Youth Championships - Lymington, Hampshire, UK
01/09/2018 - 02/09/2018

Write-Up

RS Aero UK Youth Championship - Lymington Town SC, 1-2 September 2018
Supported by Rooster, IT Computers and SpeedSix

The perfect weekend at Lymington!

39 young RS Aero sailors ventured to Lymington for the 2nd annual RS Aero UK Youth Champs with Class racing set over the three RS Aero Classes providing good sailing for all sizes of youngsters. The entrants were aged from 13 to 21 and split into three categories; Apprentice Youth (under 22), Youth (under 19) and Junior (under 16).

Most sailors arrived on Friday afternoon and with the lawn at LTSC fully Aero-ed we now know we can fit about 30 RS Aeros on it without much grass left visible! 13 new sailors either chartered or borrowed their RS Aeros and Friday afternoon saw charters signed out followed by an onshore coaching induction session and a quick evening sail focused on boat handling basics. We returned to a lovely sunset full of anticipation of the weekend ahead.

Saturday produced medium winds and blue skies. The wind increased nicely through the day with full hiking and planing reaches later on. A skewed wind direction across the tide gave sailors a challenge on their start line approaches and difficult lay-line calls. PRO Rob Martin and his team skilfully banged off 4 good races each day in quick succession. The three Classes started separately with the RS Aero 9s and RS Aero 7s going first with 3 laps and the larger RS Aero 5 fleet stating after with 2 laps. The ever-eager RS Aero 5 fleet had quite a few recalls over the weekend jostling for position on the line in the Solent tide.

After racing each day a pasta booster was served at the tally board. On Saturday the fleet then took over Lymington Sea Water Baths and their inflatable assault courses for an hour, courtesy of the generous support from IT Computers https://itcomputers.co.uk/ . Fun and ad-hoc challenges for those still with any energy to spare!

A slightly lighter breeze on Sunday from a new direction added variety to the Championship, again testing the sailors on the skills of racing in a tidal current - particularly their start line approaches, lay-lines and transits. The wind against tide produced short upwinds and longer runs, with tide to take all those eager RS Aero 5s over the start line early again!

The wind went softer by lunchtime with the tide slackening and the thermal breeze fighting the easterly, but the race team had the day’s 4 races on the books in good time with good courses and prompt turnarounds. The three RS Aero fleets returned home through the marshes on the top of the tide for a late lunch.

Racing was of a great standard all weekend. The conditions were perfect for the new sailors to get used to the RS Aero and quickly become competitive. The 25 sailors in the RS Aero 5s made starting and clear air around the course crucial. In the smaller RS Aero 7 and RS Aero 9 fleets the competition level was particularly high with every place hard earned, tightly packed roundings and the score sheets close to the very end. It was great to see so many new faces in the leading packs occasionally and lots of new youngsters enjoying the RS Aero for the first time on a perfect weekend!

Thanks to everyone who helped make this fantastic weekend possible! Rooster and SpeedSix for their support with the prize giving. IT Computers for the excursion to the Baths. RS Sailing’s huge commitment to the charter fleet allowed the event to evolve to this level. The large team of volunteers at LTSC who together made the event run smoothly. Nicholas Willcocks snapped heaps of great photos over the weekend and provided memory sticks at the prize giving.

With the Youths having had their fun for the moment the Ladies and Masters have their turn next. At Chew Valley SC on the 13/14th October the RS Aero UK Inland Championship shall include the RS Aero UK Ladies and Masters Champs too. Next up though is this weekend’s Northern Champs at North Berwick Scotland followed by a weekend visit to Salcombe on 15/16th September to enjoy their splendid gem location.
Full details of UK RS Aero events are on the UK Events List.
 
PHOTOS thanks to Nicholas Willcocks
Full Facebook Albums: Friday Coaching,  Saturday,  Sunday 


Results

Category Winners 
1st RS Aero 9 Youth - Liam Willis, Lymington Town SC
1st RS Aero 9 Overall - Ben Flower, Hayling Island SC

1st RS Aero 7 Female Youth - Caitlin Atkin, Whitstable SC
1st RS Aero 7 Youth & Overall - Ned Stattersfield, Wells-Next-The-Sea

1st RS Aero 5 Female Junior - Abby Hire, Royal Lymington YC / LTSC
1st RS Aero 5 Female Youth - Lily Barrett, Island Barn
1st RS Aero 5 Junior, Youth & Overall - Ollie Meadowcroft, Upper Thames
 
8 races, 1 discard
 
RS Aero 5                            
Rank Sail Helm Club Age Gen. R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total Nett
1st 1047 Ollie Meadowcroft Upper Thames SC J M 1 2 (BFD) 1 1 2 2 2 37 11
2nd 1149 Raulf Berry Emsworth SC J M 2 4 5 4 -25 3 3 1 47 22
3rd 1893 Alastair Brown Great Moor SC Y M 5 5 -9 5 3 1 1 3 32 23
4th 1099 Ralph Nevile Frensham Pond SC J M 3 7 4 2 2 -20 4 8 50 30
5th 2552 Sammy Isaacs-Johnson Maidenhead SC A M 7 3 7 8 5 8 -9 4 51 42
6th 5 Samuel Brackley Felpham SC J M 4 6 8 9 4 5 6 -14 56 42
7th 2603 Lily Barrett Island Barn Reservoir SC Y F 6 10 2 -11 10 4 8 5 56 45
8th 1 Ted Ward Lymington Town SC J M 10.5 1 1 3 15 14 5 -16 65.5 49.5
9th 1819 Ben Millard Emsworth SC J M 14 -21 6 6 9 10 7 10 83 62
10th 2134 Oliver Hickling Wembley SC J M -21 8 10 7 12 7 17 6 88 67
11th 2435 Josie Meredith Papercourt SC Y F 10.5 9 -15 14 7 6 12 11 84.5 69.5
12th 1566 Abby Hire Royal Lymington / LTSC J F 9 13 -20 10 8 9 11 13 93 73
13th 2 Euan Etheridge Lymington Town SC Y M 8 14 3 20 13 -24 10 7 99 75
14th 2555 Giles Baker Datchet Water SC J M 15 -19 12 18 6 12 13 9 104 85
15th 1964 Alice Lucy Rutland SC Y F 12 16 13 -21 11 16 14 15 118 97
16th 2462 Alessandra Tydeman Lymington Town SC Y F -17 15 16 12 16 11 16 17 120 103
17th 1402 William Homewood Lymington Town SC J M 20 11 11 16 17 19 -22 12 128 106
18th 1231 Madeline Bilbrough Hayling Island SC J F -23 12 18 19 19 15 19 20 145 122
19th 2204 Findlay Bignold-Kyles Lymington Town SC J M 18 18 22 15 21 13 15 (BFD) 148 122
20th 1705 Kate Wharmby Royal Lymington / LTSC Y F 16 17 14 13 22 21 -24 24 151 127
21st 2656 Maisie Bristow Island Barn Reservoir SC J F 13 20 -21 17 20 17 21 19 148 127
22nd 4 Ollie Baddeley Royal Lymington YC J M 19 23 19 24 14 18 (BFD) 21 164 138
23rd 3 Freya Baddeley Royal Lymington YC J F 22 22 17 22 -24 22 20 23 172 148
24th 1183 Phoebe Willcocks Alton Water SC J F 24 24 23 -25 18 23 18 18 173 148
25th 2390 Elizabeth Hammond Burghfield SC Y F -25 25 24 23 23 25 23 22 190 165
                               
RS Aero 7                            
Rank Sail Helm Club Age Gen. R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total Nett
1st 2325 Ned Stattersfield Wells-Next-The-Sea Y M -3 3 1 3 2 1 1 2 16 13
2nd 2106 Roscoe Martin Ogston SC Y M 2 1 4 -5 1 5 3 3 24 19
3rd 1312 Andrew Frost Sutton Bingham SC Y M 5 2 2 2 4 -6 5 1 27 21
4th 2545 Noah Rees TorpointMosSC/CawsandBSC Y M 4 4 3 1 3 2 -6 4 27 21
5th 2439 Tim Hire Royal Lymington / LTSC Y M 1 -7 7 4 5 4 4 5 37 30
6th 1108 Charlie Pearce Dabchicks SC Y M -7 5 6 7 6 3 2 6 42 35
7th 1568 Caitlin Atkins Whitstable SC Y F 6 6 5 6 (DNC) DNC DNC DNC 59 50
8th 2621 Liam Vass Felpham SC A M (DNC) DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 72 63
                               
RS Aero 9                            
Rank Sail Helm Club Age Gen. R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total Nett
1st 1298 Ben Flower Hayling Island SC A M 4 1 1 1 1 1 (DNF) 1 17 10
2nd 2551 Liam Willis Lymington Town SC Y M 1 2 2 2 -4 3 4 2 20 16
3rd 2193 Ben Charnley Ouse SC Y M 2 -4 4 3 3 2 1 3 22 18
4th 2600 Greg Bartlett Starcross YC A M 3 3 3 4 -5 4 3 4 29 24
5th 1331 Rory Cohen Frampton-on-Severn SC A M 5 5 5 5 2 5 2 -6 35 29
6th 7 Julius Hornung GER Midland SC A M -6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 46 40
J = Junior (under 16 on 31st Dec 2018)
Y = Youth (under 19 on 31st Dec 2018)
A = Apprentice (under 22 on 31st Dec 2018)
F = Female
M = Male
 





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