13 RS Aeros started in the German Open. Due to the weather, only one of the four days was sailed. Juliane Barthel from Dummer See coped best with the challenging conditions and won the regatta with a third place and two wins. She was were followed in second place by Knut Hohenstein from Werl and Jens Rohrsen from Bremen in third place. Before the start, the class had agreed to compete in one fleet, with the RS Aero 7 only.
"The conditions today were not easy” said Carsten Jansen, race director of the RS Aero, summing up the events on the water on Day 1. Above all, the high seas made it difficult for the sailors, which was reflected in many capsizes.