Write-UpRS AERO EUROPEAN RANKING LIST 2022 - August update
to our German RS Aero Class predsident, Jorn Domres, for an update on the European Ranking list following the RS Aero Arctic Open in Iceland in August.
A huge 297 RS Aero sailors are already included on the results list this year with 78 of those fitting the number of results qualification criteria. With three large events in the UK already this year (the RS Aero UK Nationals, Youth Worlds and Europeans) the Brits are well represented in large numbers. However, with RS Aero Championships coming up in Sweden, Netherlands, Germany (RS Aero 9) and Italy we can expect more countries to push up the overall rankings and the total numbers to increase further.Congratulations
to Vejas Strelciunas (Lietuvos Buriuotoju Sajunga, Lithuania) in topping the ranking following his 1st in the RS Aero 7 Youth Worlds and 3rd in the RS Aero 7 Europeans. In 2nd is Tom Ahlheid (Frensham Pond SC, UK) and 3rd Tim Hire (Lymington Town SC, UK) following their podium finishes in the large fleets at the summer's major championships.
Top female on the list is Chloe George (Lymington Town SC, UK) in 9th after her RS Aero 5 Europeans win and UK Nationals 2nd place. Abby Hire (Lymington Town SC, UK) is 2nd female in 11th overall with Ellie Craig (Starcross, UK) 3rd female in 16th overall after winning the inaugural RS Aero 6 UK Nationals and finishing runner up at the Arctic Champs in Iceland.
Jorn's intricate scoring method includes the major RS Aero championship in each European nation and is weighted to reward achievement at the main events and in large fleets.