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Dalgety Bay SC Open - Fife, Scotland, UK
22/10/2022 - 23/10/2022


Dalgety Bay SC Open - Fife, Scotland, UK, 22/23rd Oct

Thanks to Isabelle Small for her summary;
10 RS Aeros entered for the RS Aero event within the 50 boat Dalgety Bay SC Open. The growing fleet at Dalgety Bay SC were out in force with many of the RS Aero sailors racing their new boats for the first time! Visiting RS Aeros joined from Loch Lomond and Sunderland.

Day 1 saw ‘dreich’ conditions (Scottish for low cloud, fog, rain and NO WIND) so the RO abandoned for the day. Day 2 promised 9-16 knots and it delivered, with mild temperatures and high cloud. 4 races were completed.

The strong tide caught out a few, including visitor Sand Day from Loch Lomond, in race 1 where they didn’t quite make it across the line at the pin end. The leaders, Ian Renilson (former Contender World Champion) & Luke McGill (Sunderland YC) got clean starts and were ahead of the fleet for most of the race. Race 2 saw similar results but the 5 & 6 rigs struggled in the strong tide and very light wind.

Race 3 saw much stronger breeze, with Ian and Luke swapping places, but Isabelle Small nipped in between them on handicap in her RS Aero 5 taking second place. There were thrills and spills at the bottom mark with Sandy Day and Neil Wood capsizing, making for some interesting roundings, with some forced around the outside and others taking their chance to get on the inside between them and the mark.

Congratulations to Ian Renilson on the win followed by Luke McGill in 2nd (both in RS Aero 7s) and Isabelle Small in 3rd in her RS Aero 5.

The RO, Gavin Homer, did a great job to get 4 short and very interesting races in one afternoon with everyone coming home smiling and very tired! Thanks to Rooster Sailing, RS Sailing and Selden for providing a fine selection of awards. The new launching facilities at DBSC proved a success, and the new 40 metre concrete slip is a huge success and will be completed by early next season. 

In 2023 Dalgety Bay SC will host the RS Aero Scottish Nationals on the 7/8th October 2023. SAVE THE DATE!

Autumn 2022 Gallery for larger photos thanks to Steve Webb


4 races, 1 discard

Rank Sail Name Class R1 R2 R3 R4 Nett
1st 1119 Ian Renilson RS Aero 7 1st 1st 3rd 1st 3
2nd 3575 Luke McGill RS Aero 7 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 5
3rd 4285 Isabelle Small RS Aero 5 3rd 9th 2nd 3rd 8
4th 4317 Norman Burns RS Aero 7 7th 5th 4th 4th 13
5th 3849 Duncan Small RS Aero 7 4th 7th 5th 5th 14
6th 4273 Neil Wood RS Aero 7 5th 4th 8th DNC 17
7th 4190 Chris Ness RS Aero 7 9th 6th 7th 6th 19
8th 4085 Sandy Day RS Aero 7 6th 3rd RET DNC 20
9th 4345 Glenn Halstead RS Aero 7 8th 8th 6th 7th 21
10th 4316 Patrick Burns RS Aero 7 10th 10th RET DNC 31

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