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RS Aero Sustainability Challenge #2 - Burghfield SC, Berkshire, UK
11/05/2019 - 11/05/2019

Write-Up

RS Aero Sustainability Challenge #2 - Burghfield Sailing Club, Berks, UK, 11th May
By Nigel Rolfe

The annual Sustainability Challenge in partnership with The Green Blue was hosted by Burghfield Sailing Club having been rescheduled from Broadwater due to light airs in April. The annual challenge is to remind class members of our sustainability commitments and in doing so to help protect the environment at the clubs we visit. This includes the reduction of single use plastics, following the 'Check Clean Dry' guidance to prevent the spread of invasive species, encouraging lift share and beach cleans.

There was a warm welcome for the 32 RS Aero entry split over 3 fleets by rig size for Class racing. It was great to see so many new faces to the event as well as strong local representation.

Looking at the light/medium morning breeze there was the usual rig switching up - but was this the right decision? As I write this report my body is reminding me this wasn’t an easy day and maybe I should have stuck with the RS Aero 7!

In the morning the wind was from the north so cool, variable and shifty. This presented a challenge for PRO Ellie Sharps, her race team and the sailors. Race 1 the wind gave the first beat a strong port bias and without moving anything Race 2 had strong starboard bias! Wind was variable going 0-10kn in a flash and 45 degree shifts. You had to be alert!

After a hearty lunch the afternoon wind had built into a good steady breeze with wind speeds of 12-18kn giving rise to the best racing of the day and a little challenging for some of those who had swapped up rig sizes!

In the RS Aero 7s Sammy Isaacs-Johnson was dominant with 4 straight bullets, coping admirably with the stronger breeze. Chris Jones secured 2nd. Ned Stattersfield needed a top result in the 4th race but the DNF resigned him to 3rd.

In the RS Aero 5s Josie Meredith and Leo Wilkinson were battling for pole position. Leo benefited from the morning’s conditions securing two bullets but, cool-headed Josie secured two bullets in the afternoon to win on count back.

In the RS Aero 9s Bowmoor’s Dave Lynall was consistent securing two bullets and two 2nds. The battle was on for 2nd place with Team Bowmoor in the hunt. #teamlymo’s Peter Barton didn’t have the best morning’s racing, Chris Hatton having won the first race had a disappointing second race and Charlie Samson had secured two 3rds. In the afternoon Dave Lynall held his nerve and secured the top spot. Peter Barton changed gear and as the breeze increased secured a 2nd and a bullet. Charlie Samson needed a good result in the final race but, having been pinned out to port on the first beat ended up rounding behind the leading group. The final order had been decided.

Well done to all the competitors who took part and to Burghfield SC for being fabulous hosts.
Stay sustainable!
 
PHOTOS 
Full Gallery by Ellie Sharps, including those above
Facebook Gallery by Robert Willows
Facebook Gallery by Anthea Hatton 


Results

4 races, 1 discard
 
RS Aero 9                
Rank Sail Helm Club R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Nett
1st 2459 Dave Lynall Bowmoor SC -2 1 1 2 6 4
2nd 2810 Peter Barton Lymington Town SC 4 -10 2 1 17 7
3rd 1068 Charlie Sansom Bowmoor SC 3 3 3 -7 16 9
4th 1590 Chris Hatton Bowmoor SC 1 -9 5 5 20 11
5th 2428 Ben Rolfe Burghfield SC 5 4 4 -6 19 13
6th 2188 Mark Addison Upper Thames SC 7 (17DNC) 6 4 34 17
7th 2836 James Rusden Highcliffe SC 8 2 8 -10 28 18
8th 2441 Jeff Davison Island Barn SC 6 -14 12 3 35 21
9th 2427 Nigel Rolfe Burghfield SC -11 7 7 9 34 23
10th 2148 Gareth Griffiths Island Barn SC 10 5 9 -11 35 24
11th 1336 Joe Gallivan Lymington Town SC -14 6 11 8 39 25
12th 2502 Peter Chaplin Burghfield SC (17DNF) 8 13 17DNF 55 38
13th 2126 Graham Iles Burghfield SC 13 15 10 (17DNC) 55 38
14th 1555 Andrew Wilde Burghfield SC 9 13 (17DNF) 17DNS 56 39
15th 2114 Richard Vincent RYA 15 11 14 (17DNF) 57 40
16th 2162 Marc Sollars Burghfield SC 12 12 (17DNC) 17DNC 58 41
                   
RS Aero 7                
Rank Sail Helm Club R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Nett
1st 2552 Sammy Isaacs-Johnson Maidenhead SC -1 1 1 1 4 3
2nd 2550 Chris Jones Sutton Bingham SC 2 3 -5 2 12 7
3rd 2325 Ned Stattersfield Wells-Next-The-Sea 4 2 3 (13DNF) 22 9
4th 2807 Dan Bullock Burghfield SC 8 -9 2 3 22 13
5th 2053 Clive Goodwin Burghfield SC 3 6 -8 4 21 13
6th 1575 Mark Carleton Papercourt SC 5 4 -6 5 20 14
7th 2738 Spike Daniels Hayling Island SC 6 -7 4 6 23 16
8th 1338 Iona Willows Dorchester SC -9 5 9 7 30 21
9th 2717 Chris Harrup Burghfield SC 7 8 7 (13DNF) 35 22
10th 2293 Caroline Martin Lee on Solent SC -10 10 10 8 38 28
11th 2806 Stephen Barfoot Grafham Water SC -11 11 11 9 42 31
12th 1295 Jonathan Field Emsworth SC -12 12 12 10 46 34
                   
RS Aero 5                
Rank Sail Helm Club R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Nett
1st 2724 Josie Meredith Papercourt SC -2 2 1 1 6 4
2nd 2808 Leo Wilkinson Maidenhead SC 1 1 -2 2 6 4
3rd 1511 Rebecca Reid Queen Mary SC 3 -4 4 3 14 10
4th 1454 Elliot Toms Fowey Gallants SC -4 3 3 4 14 10
 




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