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RS Aerocup & Dutch Nationals - Bruinisse, Holland
14/09/2019 - 15/09/2019

Write-Up

RS Aerocup and Dutch National Championships - Bruinisse, Holland, 14/15th September 2019
supported by ROOSTER
 
Thanks to Tine Karlson for her report on the 5th RS Aerocup;

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September was a weekend of firsts for the RS Aero fleet in the Netherlands. The RS Aerocup visited the Netherlands for the first time, which helped ensure the first ever official RS Aero 7 Dutch National Championship. With a good number of charter boats available for distant travellers and future owners there were 39 RS Aeros from eight different European countries on the starting line. The regatta was a huge success leaving smiling faces all around. The race committee arranged the races in the best possible manners, while Aquavitesse provided excellent hospitality. The sun was also shining with clear blue skies all weekend long!

The eager ones kicked off the weekend early on Friday, with an RS Aero training day held by Peter Barton. It was a good way to get familiar with the boat for those who were new to it. For the rest of us it was refresher training with a record number of manoeuvres during eight short races on an even shorter course, and sometimes also having to tack or gybe whenever Peter blew the whistle - was he trying to tire us out before racing? All in all a good warm up.

Saturday was raced in light winds, but three races were completed before the wind dropped. The second race was shortened to finish second time passing the top offset mark. However, there was still wind for a third race, which also ended up being shortened to finishing on the second passing of the top mark, as the wind dropped. The course remained challenging throughout the day, with shifts providing the decisive factor for which side was favourable.

Back on land again, the whole fleet was invited to join the local village festival celebrating the mussel season. The mussels proved a true delicacy, while the very Dutch live music might be more of an acquired taste ;-)

Sunday brought with it more wind. While the first races were in light to medium winds, it kept on building to full on hiking conditions through the last three races. The top of the fleet continued to challenge each other, while the rest of the fleet also stayed close together with everyone finishing within a couple of minutes. So there were no givens, except from that you had to stay sharp the whole time! Again the shifts and gust lines played a role in which side of the course was favourable.

In the end the Dutchie Shivam Ramdas won the first Dutch RS Aero 7 National Champion title. Only one point behind was the Irishman Paul McMahon, followed closely by Ben Rolfe from the UK who made third. With an overall 10th place Karlijn van den Boogaard (NED) was the highest ranking lady in the 7 fleet, and Justin Rot (NED) was the highest ranking youth.

In the RS Aero 5 fleet British sailor Jon Harvey won, followed by the youths George Black and Mette Mooij of the Netherlands.

Again, a great regatta at Lake Grevelingen hosted by Aquavitesse and professionally directed by the race committee of Zeilclub Kurenpolder. Thank you to all the volunteers! Thanks to Rooster for their fantastic support of the awards and to RS Sailing for bolstering the event with their support on the charter fleet.

The Next major international regatta for the RS Aero Class is the 3rd RS Aero World Championship held in Melbourne, Australia, over New Year. A few charter RS Aeros are still available but you need to book now!
 


Results

7 races, 1 discard
 
RS Aero 7
Rank
Sail
Name
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
R6
R7
Nett
1
NED 2988
Shivam Ramdas
2
3
-6
2
1
3
1
12
2
IRL 2977
Paul McMahon
1
1
3
1
3
-5
4
13
3
GBR 3003
Ben Rolfe
4
-12
1
3
2
2
3
15
4
GBR 2989
Peter Barton
3
2
5
4
(36UFD)
1
2
17
5
GBR 3005
Nigel Rolfe
-9
7
9
6
4
4
5
35
6
GBR 2502
Peter Chaplin
5
9
7
8
5
6
-12
40
7
GER 1885
Eric Rieve
8
5
10
7
10
11
-17
51
8
BEL 2976
Matthew Morgan
6
13
14
5
7
7
(36UFD)
52
9
NED 2979
Pieter Nijsse
13
8
11
10
6
-14
7
55
10
NED 2349
Karlijn van den Boogaard
7
6
2
13
13
-18
15
56
11
GBR 1336
Joe Gallivan
10
4
15
-27
12
8
8
57
12
IRL 2980
Roy VanMaanen
11
10
8
-20
16
9
13
67
13
GBR 2204
Alan Markham
-20
11
17
9
9
13
10
69
14
GBR 3002
Jane Peckham
12
16
-21
11
14
10
14
77
15
NOR 1431
Cathrine Karlson
14
-26
4
12
17
12
23
82
16
NED 2981
Sander de Jong
15
20
16
-21
8
15
9
83
17
GBR 2659
Jon Mills
-25
21
13
18
15
17
6
90
18
GER 1909
Joern Domres
-21
19
12
19
11
16
19
96
19
NED 1058
Jan van den Brink
16
15
-31
17
21
21
16
106
20
NED 2373
Arwin Bos
23
-31
24
15
20
19
11
112
21
NED 2920
Mark Cole
17
14
-27
14
22
23
22
112
22
NED 1013
Maarten Oelering
18
24
-36
23
19
20
20
124
23
GER 2652
Martin Gebauer
19
-29
28
22
18
25
21
133
24
GER 2978
Michael Heber
26
17
20
-28
25
27
24
139
25
GER 2743
Steve Taylor
-32
28
26
25
24
22
18
143
26
NED 2975
Justin Rot
28
23
19
24
-29
29
26
149
27
GER 2036
Christian Lemmer
22
25
-33
26
27
24
25
149
28
GER 2037
Stephan Moller
35
27
23
16
23
(36DNS)
36DNS
160
29
ITA 2948
Carlo Pettinato
24
-30
25
30
30
26
28
163
30
BEL 2080
Johan Guillemyn
31
18
18
(36DNS)
36DNS
36DNS
36DNS
175
31
NED 2959
Vincent Viool
34
-35
32
29
28
28
27
178
32
NED 1257
Hans van Dijk
27
22
30
(36RET)
36DNS
36DNS
36DNS
187
33
NED 1841
Rob Jessurun
33
32
29
(36RET)
26
36DNS
36DNS
192
34
NED 2575
Pieter Veenendaal
30
33
22
(36DNS)
36DNS
36DNS
36DNS
193
35
SUI 0815
Tom Holwerda
29
34
(36DNS)
36DNS
36DNS
36DNS
36DNS
207
 
RS Aero 5
                   
Rank
Sail no
Name
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
R6
R7
Nett
1
GBR 2673
Jon Harvey 1 1 -2 1 1 1 1 6
2 NED 2576 George Black 2 2 1 2 3 2 (5UFD) 12
3 NED 2953 Mette Mooij 3 3 3 3 2 3 (5UFD) 17
4 NED 1777 Jente Mooij 4 4 (5DNS) 4 4 4 2 22




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