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The Tiger Trophy (Sailjuice) - Rutland SC, UK
01/02/2020 - 02/02/2020

Write-Up

The Tiger Trophy - Rutland SC, UK, 1/2 Feb
Round 7 of the Selden SailJuice Winter Series.
Round 9 of the RS Aero UK Winter Series
 
Wow, what an epic weekend at Rutland for The Tiger Trophy!
 
We had a full on ballistic day at Rutland on Saturday. A max gust of 45kns was recorded on the mid lake tower during racing! Spray was blowing off the top of the wave crests at times. We were body slamming breaking waves even at the top of the course! In the top of the gusts we struggled to make good headway upwind and had to stay alert to keep the bow up out of the waves downwind in the most significant gusts!
 
After a postponement only two races were held on Saturday so they both counted, as did Sunday's Pursuit race. Only 29 of the 148 entries managed to complete both of Saturday's races which limited those in overall contention! Fortunately these included 5 RS Aeros with all three rigs represented. Well done to everyone for giving it a go for some crazy wintery fun!
 
Sunday's Pursuit Race saw an increasing breeze but not to Saturday's level. With the breeze set at 'fresh but not frightening' for most of the race the trapeze boats came through on the long legs. However the real damage had been done on Saturday with so many of Sunday's performers out of the overall game. 
 
RS Aero 5 - Sam Blaker took top spot in the RS Aero 5s with a creditable 20th overall. Abbey Hire was top female RS Aero in 49th, just ahead of Alice Lucy in 51st. Sammy I-J got ahead to lead the RS Aero s around Sunday's Pursuit.
RS Aero 7 - Tim Hire and Peter Barton duked it out in the RS Aero 7s, enjoying some close racing throughout the weekend to collect a fantastic 9th and 6th overall respectively. Tim finished first youth overall from a large youth entry.
RS Aero 9 - Full credit the Greg Bartlett and Chris Larr for sticking with their RS Aero 9s and completing a series in the demanding conditions to finish an impressive 14th and 16th overall respectively which is a huge achievement in the big 9 rig on a very breezy weekend.
 
 
Selden SailJuice Winter Series
In the overall SailJuice Series Tim gains a place to 4th overall and now that Peter has a series of results he jumps up the 2nd overall going into the final event. There are now over 600 boats entered in the series this winter!
Tim Hire retains the lead in in the Youth category. Abigail Larr and Abbey Hire hold 3rd and 4th in the younger Junior category. 
 
Next Up 
This Sunday 9th sees the RS Aero Winter Series visit Highcliffe SC again for two morning races around the pretty Christchurch harbour. On Saturday 15th it is the big one, the RS Aero UK Winter Champs at the Oxford Blue, which is the final event of this winter's the SailJuice Series. Come and join the fun and Enter Here.
 
50% Sail - Prize Draw!
Once again this winter RS Sailing have generously put up a 50% discount voucher for a new sail to support our RS Aero UK Winter Series 2019/20. Everyone who qualifies by competing in at least 3 of the 14 events will be entered into a prize draw with an equal chance of winning! The draw will be made at the Spring Champs at Chew in April. 


Results

RS Aero Results - Provisional, edited Tuesday eve
3 races, no discard (148 entries, with 18 RS Aeros) 
 
Overall
Rank
RS Aero
Rank
Sail Helm Club Class GL PY R1 R2
R3
Pursuit
Total Nett
6th 1 2813 Peter BARTON Lymington Town SC RS Aero 7 1073 8 7 28 43 43
9th 2 2439 Tim HIRE Royal Lymington YC RS Aero 7 1073 11 13 27 51 51
15th 3 2600 Greg BARTLETT Starcross YC RS Aero 9 1024 23 28 35 86 86
16th 4 2891 Chris LARR Northampton SC RS Aero 9 1024 26 21 58 105 105
20th 5 2071 Sam BLAKER Thorpe Bay YC RS Aero 5 1136 30 31 61 122 122
49th 6 1566 Abby HIRE Royal Lymington YC RS Aero 5 1136 46 149 DNC 81 276 276
51st 7 3073 Alice LUCY Rutland SC RS Aero 5 1136 47 149 DNC 90 286 285
52nd 8 3072 Charlie WARHURST Pennine SC RS Aero 7 1073 49 149 DNC 93 291 291
53rd 9 3018 Robin CAIGER Bough Beech SC RS Aero 7 1073 52 149 DNC 91 292 292
82nd 10 2552 Sammy ISAACS-JOHNSON Maidenhead SC RS Aero 5 1136 149 DNC 149 DNC 54 352 352
91st 11 1888 Abigail LARR Northampton SC RS Aero 5 1136 149 DNC 149 DNC 74 372 372
95th 12 2001 Simon GEYMAN Datchet Water SC RS Aero 7 1073 149 DNC 149 DNC 79 377 377
100th 13 1301 Emily DAVIS Great Moor SC RS Aero 5 1136 149 DNC 149 DNC 88 386 386
111th 19 3025 Michael Airey Rutland SC RS Aero 7 1073 149 DNC 149 DNC 149 DNC 447 447
111th 19 1400 Gary FOWLER Grafham Water SC RS Aero 7 1073 149 DNC 149 DNC 149 DNC 447 447
111th 19 3003 Ben ROLFE Burghfield SC RS Aero 7 1073 149 DNC 149 DNC 149 DNC 447 447
111th 19 3005 Nigel ROLFE Burghfield SC RS Aero 7 1073 149 DNC 149 DNC 149 DNC 447 447
111th 19 3020 Dan KEMBLE Grafham Water SC RS Aero 7 1073 149 DNC 149 DNC 149 DNC 447 447
 




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