RS Aero Victorian State Titles was held in conjunction with the George Mac Regatta at Royal Brighton Yacht Club. R
acing was held in breeze from 6kts to 22kts and from flat seas to typical Port Phillip big waves.
The regatta saw a great turnout with 32 RS Aeros competing!
There was a huge effort from the NSW RS Aero contingent, with 8 keen sailors driving down to compete.
The fleet winners were Robyn Ratcliffe (Georges River SC, NSW) in the RS Aero 5s, Michael O'Brien (Royal Brighton YC) in the RS Aero 6s and Ian Johnson (Mount Martha YC) in the RS Aero 7s. Bronwyn Ridgway (Sandringham YC) took the RS Aero 5 State Title as first VIC boat. Well done to all the medal winners!
Michael O'Brien and Rhett Gowans were racing their RS Aero 6s for the first time, alongside the RS Aero 7 fleet, and enjoyed it.
"In short, I love it. The RS Aero 6 is very light on the helm, so you need to steer accurately. Relative to the RS Aero 7, the RS Aero 6 is much more controllable and easier to sail upwind and down. Downwind in 24kts, it is so manageable. You can push it hard and really have fun on the waves. Instead of struggling for control, I’m in control!
Please thank all the development team for me. They did an awesome job."
Big thanks to the club, volunteers, race committee, sponsors & Sailing Raceboats Pty Ltd
for their on-site support.Next up
on the agenda for VIC sailors is Sail Bellarine at Geelong, which follows regattas at Lake Boga and Yarrawonga.