Write-UpBurghfield Breezer (SailJuice), Berkshire, UK - 27th Dec 2021
An entry of eight RS Aeros produced the largest class fleet at the inaugural Burghfield Breezer, a new addition to the Selden SailJuice Winter Series. The weather was overcast but mild temperatures and a 5-11 knot breeze through the day produced some great winter racing around Burghfield's tight race track.
Race 1 was a handicap race with 3 starts split into speed grouping. Several RS Aeros managed to sling shot themselves out of the 'medium fleet' start for a clear dash up the first beat. After three laps with enough wind to trundle nicely and full hike occasionally the corrected times were good with the RS Aeros scoring 1, 2, 7 & 8th from the 60 boat mixed class fleet.
Race 2 after lunch was a Pursuit with the RS Aero 7s starting 24 minutes into the 100 minute race, to chase after the slower early starters and be chased by the faster boats. The breeze clocking right saw a heavy starboard bias on the startline causing a couple of the RS Aeros to be over eager and OCS at the gun. This time the breeze was a little lighter and the early starters had bolted. Places were hard gained with many slower boats trundling around at similar speeds to the RS Aero 7s. The lead RS Aeros grafted away at it to make it through to 11th & 12th.
Overall that left the lead RS Aero 7s in a creditable 3rd, 6th, 8th & 20th counting both races which demonstrates some good versatility of the class over a range of conditions as it is likely that a little more breeze may have suited us better.
Many thanks to all involved at both Burghfield SC and SailJuice for hanging onto the event whilst without restrictions it was possible to proceed. A 'can do' attitude for the good of the sport and a valuable outdoors based opportunity to meet friends and exercise during the festive period.PHOTOS
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- Overall scores so far...
- RS Aeros sit in 4th and 6th place in the Overall Series Results
from 170 starters after three events before discards are applied.
- In the Top Class Results
the RS Aero 7s move up one place to 2nd overall from 47 classes and after a successful event at - Burghfield have halved their deficit on the Lasers and doubled their lead on the RS400s. Bring on the next event!
- Ellie Craig retains the lead on the Top Lady
- The SailRacer GPS trackers clocked Ellie Craig's RS Aero 7 as the Fastest
sustained speed from the 60 boat fleet when adjusted to handicap, with an adjusted speed of 6.03 knots.Next Up
in the Selden SailJuice Winter Series is the Bloody Mary on Saturday 8th January
. There are good fleets of RS Aeros forming, providing a nice Class race within the larger mass mixed fleet iconic Pursuit.
A few of the newly adopted RS Aero 6
rigs are available on loan at this event and a start number has been organised. To reserve one please contact Peter Barton ENTER HERE
|2 races, both to count|
1st Enterprise 22456 Nigel BIRD Andy BIRD RYA 3.0 1.0 = 4.0
2nd Merlin Rocket 3759 Thomas GILLARD Rachael GRAY Staunton Harold SC 5.0 4.0 = 9.0
3rd RS Aero 7 1224 Sam WHALEY Swanage SC 1.0 12.0 = 13.0
6th RS Aero 7 3437 Sam METTAM Papercourt SC 7.0 11.0 = 18.0
8th RS Aero 7 3597 Peter BARTON Lymington Town SC 2.0 22.0 = 24.0
20th RS Aero 7 3866 Ellie CRAIG Starcross YC 8.0 32.0 = 40.0
50th RS Aero 7 2717 Chris HARRUP Burghfield SC 36.0 OCS = 103.0
52nd RS Aero 7 1136 Will MORRIS Bowmoor SC 55.0 50.0 = 105.0
59th RS Aero 7 1502 Elinor O'LEARY Island Barn RSC 52.0 OCS = 119.0
61st RS Aero 7 3675 Arran HOLMAN Hollowell SC DNC DNC = 134.0