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RS Aero World Championship at the RS Games, Weymouth & Portland - Day 3

by RS Aero International Class 8 Aug 21:53 PDT 4-10 August 2018
2018 RS Aero World Championship - Day 3 © Steve Greenwood

Wow, another big day out on the Bay! Yesterday was a long day and today was very physical with another 3 races out on Weymouth Bay. Strong winds kicked up some exciting waves to power through upwind and surf on back downwind rewarding the bold. 205 RS Aeros returned to shore exhausted and beaming from an exciting day on the water!

RS Aero 9 – by Gareth Griffiths, GBR

Another long day of strong winds and the RS Aero 9s had plenty excitement with a recalled U flag followed by a recalled black flag (three unlucky sailors scoring BFD). However, nothing fazed Marc Jacobi who is laying down an impressive number of first places. Sadly your correspondent was too far back to see what was happening at the front. Just keeping the pointy bit above the hull was a real challenge with some really strong gusts and a confused building sea. Downwind it was all too easy to capsize or to bury the bow whilst the bold were rewarded by making large gains weaving down the waves. The brown bits in the boat were chocolate crumbs but some of those runs were down right scary. On the reach the speed and fun was amazing, bouncing from wave to wave.

After race three tiredness was taking its toll and sailors returned ashore to claim the welcome beer (courtesy of Charlie's 18th today!) and pasta for handing in their tally.

RS Aero 7 – by Nigel Rolfe, GBR

After 2 days of building breeze we were fully put to the test today with a little more wind than we bargained for. This created a real test to those new or unfamiliar with the RS Aero but also provided some fast and exhilarating sailing.

Sam Whaley won races 6, 7 and 8 in the yellow fleet and described the day as a "great one for cruising around the course". Most other sailors commented on the downwind being more cheek clenching with the increasing wind and the challenge of large waves coming from the south west.

In the blue fleet the love was shared with 3 separate winners in each of the races; Jack Hopkins, Steve Cockerill & Alastair Goodwin. One of the amusing places on the course was at the final gybe mark before the finish where there was a collection of upturned hulls representing the various nations, along with collection of Selden sponsored floating water bottles. Fortunately the safety teams were all environmentalists and were able to pick these up and bring them back to shore for sailors to collect.

It was great see smiling faces back on shore after 3 gruelling races. However it seems apres sailing may well be a more muted affair this evening. Hopefully the aching bodies will be recovered for tomorrow's races.

RS Aero 5 – by Sammy Isaacs-Johnson, GBR

And relax... what a day for the 60 odd RS Aero 5 sailors! We knew it was going to be a big day when the trip out to the course that took 1hr 20 yesterday, took 20 minutes today! Big wind and big waves were to be the story of the day.

The first race was dominated by Will Caiger who took another bullet to add to his collection. Second was held by Kate Sargent. Jack Hardie pushed a long way left on the second beat which helped him gain a solid third place.

Race two and the breeze kicked in and the bigger sailors began to dominate. Steve Stewart was heard saying "I was suddenly in front and realised I needed to get my bum over the edge for any lurking photographers!" Andrew Frost started at the pin end of the start and held the race from there taking a low and fast approach with Liina Kolk of Estonia taking second and Toby scoring his best result of the day in 3rd.

The third race was even breezier. Will Caiger was very unlucky with an exploded kicker so had to retire and take his discard race. Liina Kolk dominated the last race in the big wind bashing out a first.

After the long grind home the combination of hot pasta and doughnuts re energised the sailors! Looking forward to pizza and cider social this evening to carb stack before another breezy day tomorrow!

Tomorrow we are set for another 3 races out on Weymouth Bay and it is the first day of Gold & Silver fleet racing for the RS Aero 7s.

In the evening the Australian RS Aero Class will present the 3rd RS Aero World Championship to be held at stunning Port Stephens, NSW in December 2019. A Karaoke sing-off between the RS Aero and RS Tera fleets will follow!

Results after Day 3:

PosNatSail NoHelmClubQ1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8PenaltiesPts
RS Aero 5 Fleet
1EST2253Liina KolkPirita SK/ Saaremaa MS6102(DNC)2421 27
2GBR2350Ben Hutton-PenmanBurnhamSC/CorinthianOtters32-1433943 27
3GBR1844William CaigerSevenoaks School11111818(DNC) 31
4GBR1312Andrew FrostSutton Bingham SC9-14851515 34
5GBR2130Kate SargentHill Head SC73313102-186 44
6GBR1562Toby SchofieldFelpham SC1213-2365732 48
7EST1929Sander PuppartPirita Svertpaadiklubi1126166(DSQ)67 54
8GBR2106Roscoe MartinOgston SC-14959126129 62
9GBR2442Jonathan BaileyHunts SC5444231119-26 70
10GBR1107Ben PoeSutton Bingham SC10816215-24717 75
11GBR2552Sammy Isaacs-JohnsonMaidenhead SC41120-2411171014 87
12GBR1685Lucy GreenwoodOxford SC26715161629-31 91
13GBR1108Charlie PearceDabchicks SC-33231118713138 93
14GBR1927Jack HardieFrensham Pond SC2917-3620931111 100
15GBR1893Alastair BrownGreat Moor SC1651073612-3821 107
16RUS1877Vladislav IvanovskiyYC Sankt-Petersburg202819-4014141513 123
17GBR2435Caitlin MorleyBurnham SC242013827-301616 124
18GBR1575Mark CarletonPapercourt SC-3422243013201410 133
19GBR1581Steve StewartYorkshire Dales SC-3737342942154 134
20NED1447Floris StapelWSV Braassemermeer35-3635221818912 149
21GBR2416James DowrickPorthpean SC272927-371982220 152
22GBR1566Samuel BlakerBenfleet YC22-45171037192027 152
23GBR1149Raulf BerryEmsworth SC1979-5228392528 155
24GBR1099Ralph NevileFrensham Pond SC181621122632-4330 155
25GBR1457Emma McEwenRoyal Lymington YC3030-412724152125 172
26GBR1819Ben MillardEmsworth SC213426-3835102822 176
27GBR2061Ben TylecoteRutland SC31261821-40222635 179
28NED2349Karlijn van den BoogaardWSV Vinkeveen-Abcoude23252526-39273518 179
29EST1876Silvia Johanna HaavelPirita Svertpaadiklubi-4140331420262733 193
30GBR2290Philip McDonaldHayling Island SC362428-3925341729 193
31GBR1705Kate WharmbyRoyal Lymington YC423112114136-4834 207
32GBR1065Nic JohnsonConiston SC Roa Island32352225343334-41 215
33GBR2321Claire PowerEmsworth Slipper SC25274319303740-44 221
34GBR2426Lucy PennantHayling Island SC17323717-51474232 224
35GBR2555Giles BakerDatchet Water SC15153144(DNF)443938 226
36GBR2656Deborah DeggeBartley SC818153232(DSQ)DNCDNC 227
37NOR1431Cathrine KarlsonRisor Seilforening46-54454322282419 227
38GBR1594Julie ArcherUllswater YC44-47403117293143 235
39GBR2368Imogen Cage WhiteBroadstairs SC2821(DSQ)2847354436 239
40GBR1777Catherine HemsleyFelpham SC-5449535021312315 242
41GBR1964Alice LucyRutland SC131929-4848424746 244
42GBR1301Emily DavisGreat Moor SC263930-4238383639 246
43FIN1867Kairit KoivOulun Tyovaen Pursiseura45-46323645253245 260
44GBR2100Julie WillisLymington Town SC-4944464531233737 263
45GBR1060Mike LinneyChichester YC3848-565333403023 265
46EST1875Olga KuvatovaPirita Svertpaadiklubi5043-523443503324 277
47GBR1296Maggie DunnLyme Regis SC-5238472342414647 284
48GBR1183Phoebe WillcocksAlton Water SC4842383350-524950 310
49GBR2462Alessandra TydemanLymington Town SC39414935-52455151 311
50GBR1175Natasha SionLymington Town SC473342415351(DNC)53 320
51USA2655Melissa SolnickSebago C&SC NY56-58485144464540 330
52GBR1030Nicci KilpatrickHayling Island SC-5553554746484142 332
53GBR2150Jackie CravenYorkshire Dales SC4050395429(DNC)DNCDNC 334
54GBR1071Bill OrganSouth Cerney SC515144-5649435048 336
55CZE1162Sylvia MrazovaAsociace Lodnich Trid RS535254-5554535252 370
56USA2603Paul GlosterSanta Barbara SSA CA4355504955(DNC)DNCDNC 374
57GBR2434Thomas GoodsellBrightlingsea SC-5956515756495354 376
58GBR2596Michael WilliamsEly SC5757574657(DNC)DNCDNC 396
59CZE2056Petr BrizaYC Pardubice60605958(DNC)BFD5449 401
60GBR2274Rhys WilliamsEly SC585958(DNS)DNCDNCDNCDNC 419
RS Aero 7 Fleet
1GBR1340Sam WhaleySwanage SC-31111111 7
2GBR2666Jack HopkinsDelph SC12-322132 13
3GBR2319Stephen CockerillStokes Bay SC15-811213 14
4GBR2665Craig WilliamsonStaunton Harold SC232-62222 15
5GBR1370Alistair GoodwinHaversham SC-66143321 20
6GBR1020Richard PyeDraycote Water SC3323-7443 22
7GBR1428Cameron SmithChelmarsh SC617745(DNC)5 35
8GBR2147John WarburtonChew Valley LSC-169647364 39
9GBR2543Steve NorburyWarsash SC884-115736 41
10EST1781Ants HaavelPirita Svertpaadiklubi74(BFD)546513 44
11GER1903Juliane BarthelSC Dummer2-2312810755 49
12GBR2131Greg KellyIsle of Man YC52312514-169 50
13GBR2545Noah ReesCawsand Bay SC / TMSC549769-1111 51
14GBR2098Pierce SewardBroadstairs SC9776115-127 52
15USA2661Hank SauragePontchartrain YC LA4131223815-17 57
16GBR2609Richard KennedyEmsworth Slipper SC-21145216446 60
17GBR1843Chris JenkinsBowmoor SC8681611-18117 67
18GBR1921James ClaphamRoyal Torbay YC12171051069(DNC) 69
19GBR2415Jack MillerFelpham SC1059148249-25 79
20FRA2417Tim WoodcockCV Mullhouse71310-29211379 80
21GBR2439Tim HireRoyal Lymington YC1311-14141411613 82
22GBR1930Daniel NewallStarcross YC-26211118891012 89
23GBR2604George SunderlandOlton Mere SC14161131219-2119 94
24GBR2288Paul GardnerStokes Bay SC1011413221713-24595
25GBR1544James WittsQueen Mary SC15-2317151813810 96
26GBR1785James Hutton-PenmanBurnham SC / RCYC-2891699191523 100
27GBR2320Sarah CockerillStokes Bay SC11121613-22151716 100
28GBR2550Chris JonesSutton Bingham SC-201961617151414 101
29GBR2325Ned StattersfieldWells-Next-The-Sea151959152817-31 108
30GBR2572Andy HillWarsash SC1817-242112141214 108
31GBR1232Tim NorrisWarsash SC148(DSQ)191527198 110
32GBR2553Mark RiddingtonEmsworth Slipper SC414182324(BFD)2017 120
33GBR2318Karl ThorneLymington Town SC132228101412(BFD)21 120
34GBR2058Duncan De BoltzThorpe Bay YC191621201612-2819 123
35USA2657Yannick GlosterSanta BarbaraYSF/SBSC CA1272227131825-29 124
36AUS2662Peter StephinsonMiddle Harbour ASC NSW163617-372716104 126
37GBR1590Chris HattonBowmoor SC9151912-27232326 127
38GBR2648Ben PowellAlton Water SC22-37131024202118 128
39GBR2161Paul RobsonReading SC11121417183027(DNC) 129
40GBR2427Nigel RolfeLymington Town SC17-25132417201823 132
41GBR2155Iain McGonigalEast Lothian YC2422192220822(DNC) 137
42GBR1672Richard BentleyFelpham SC-2925182228161811 138
43GER1902Jens RoehrssenSegelverein Weser271023113210(BFD)26 139
44GBR2621Liam VassFelpham SC2518311730-32712 140
45NOR1274Herman BordalMoss182921-4025211316 143
46GBR1568Caitlin AtkinWhitstable YC2310-272420222621 146
47GBR1305Ed StoreyYorkshire Dales SC2429202519(BFD)1415 146
48GBR2472Paddy HutchingsRoyal Western YC202024-2716212520 146
49GBR2101Chris HobdayGurnard SC33-4029152626810 147
50GBR2502Peter ChaplinBurghfield SC22262523231119-31 149
51GBR1211Nicholas EalesLymingtonTownSC/RLymYC332715-4213232415 150
52GBR2299John WilcoxEast Lothian YC(DNS)DNS22301910168 158
53GBR2503Dan BirdLymington Town SC192425-3421252422 160
54GBR1336Joe GallivanSpinnaker SC262420829-393727 171
55GBR2581Peter CraggsYork RI SC-3826262530252020 172
56GBR2001Ben LyonsLymington Town SC253027-3323222224 173
57GBR1031Arthur GoldsmithHayling Island SC23212828-31312925 185
58GBR2582Nick NeveRutland SC271526193417(DNF)DNC 191
59GBR2649Kent MartinOgston SC294715269(UFD)BFD18 197
60USA2663David SolnickSebago C&SC NY1728324033(BFD)3229 211
61GBR2357Paul HawkinsHayling Island SC342732-3834293327 216
62GBR2146Nick CravenYorkshire Dales SC32383529312923(DNC) 217
63GBR1637Lorrian WellsHighcliffe SC36183718-43393635 219
64GBR2421Paul SpeirsNotts County SC31323531253735(DNC) 226
65ESP2392Matias GrassCMV Barcelona4231293026(DNC)3832 228
66GER1909Jorn DomresSV Harlebucht-4242362628362932 229
67GBR2224Richard PayneOxford SC3937-423142362722 234
68GBR2103Kingsley BrownGurnard SC38344136(DNS)263330 238
69OMA2660Dirk GramkowRas al Hamra SC41-43304129342836 239
70USA2658Catherine GlosterSanta Barbara SSA CA28-46432839333237 240
71GBR2605Mark FowlerHunts SC43-49403243302628 242
72CZE1826Petr BryxYC Neratovice403930-4435343928 245
73CZE2097Petr ProkysekOrthodocks YC-4441344237313030 245
74NED1256Martijn JessurunWSV Vinkeveen-Abcoude2120313933(DNC)DNCDNC 250
75GBR2113Christopher SmithIsland Barn RSC31343736384136(DNC) 253
76GBR1400Gary FowlerHunts SC304840-5041283136 254
77GBR2362Claire GeogheganBrightlingsea SC3030424340-443435 254
78GBR2429Robin CaigerBough Beech SC34-46333932374238 255
79GBR2515Richard BarrettSpinnaker SC35325038353334(DNC) 257
80GBR2611Patrick FultonBough Beech SC323123514432(DNC)DNC 266
81GBR2388Charlie GillmorePaignton SC / RDYC41333937-46384337 268
82GBR2055Chris WoolleyCombs SC37394134-45423739 269
83GBR2473Paul WillisYorkshire Dales SC-5042454336403034 270
84GBR2225John McKeownLancing SC-4744363341423940 275
85GBR2659Gareth ThomasOcean CC-4544433536384039 275
86GBR2505Neil WharmbyRoyal Lymington YC48493846(DNC)353133 280
87GBR1582Mark RolfeBartley SC43-48444140404034 282
88GBR1120Jae JonesSpinnaker SC40333844474438(DNC) 284
89GBR2574Anthony JohnsonConiston SC39353420(DNS)DNCDNCDNC 287
90GER2038Peter HauptSG Hengsteysee363647454824(DNC)DNC 289
91CZE1816Milos BurilAsociace Lodnich Trid RS45-50454842354133 289
92NED2189Mark ColeGWV de Vrijbuiter49404645(DNC)2735DNC 295
93CZE2664Adam BurilAsociace Lodnich Trid RS4843-494939464138 304
94GBR1508Robert EnglandChelmarsh SC37283348(DNS)DNCDNCDNC 305
95GBR2422Clive HowlandCombs SC4645393238(DNC)DNCDNC 306
96GBR1091Penelope GillettRoyal Harwich YC49384849444342(DNC) 313
97NED1841Rob JessurunWSV Vinkeveen-Abcoude-5150494737474341 314
98GBR2270Andrew PetterLittleton SC35474735(DNC)DNCDNCDNC 323
99GBR1694Nicholas WillcocksAlton Water SC4635464750(DNC)DNCDNC 330
100GBR2542Chris HughesWarsash SC44454846(RET)41DNCDNC 330
101ESP2433Carvajal LeonCMV Barcelona50514450494344(DNC) 331
102NED2309Koen RuiterWVA Vinkeveen-Abcoude4741(DNC)DNCDNC4544DNC 336
103GBR2531Chris StanbrookBala SC(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC 371
RS Aero 9 Fleet
1USA2667Marc JacobiCedar Point YC CT-11111111 7
2GBR2672George CousinsMounts Bay SC3-5322332 18
3GBR2549Peter BartonLymington Town SC5-6433223 22
4GBR2551Liam WillisLymington Town SC2364-7654 30
5GBR1888Chris LarrNorthampton SC6-10256546 34
6GBR2193Ben CharnleySnettisham Beach SC414126-23785 56
7GBR2600Greg BartlettStarcross YC713147-174108 63
8USA2669Madhavan ThirumalaiCedar Point YC CT99711999-12 63
9GBR2441Jeff DavisonIsland Barn RSC141281058-227 64
10GRE2428Ben RolfePeligoni Club107118-18111413 74
11GER1723Marcus WaltherDSCL Frankfurt20899(RET)131318 90
12GBR1298Richard WatshamRNSA / Starcross YC1611-25121022129 92
13GBR1331Rory CohenFrampton-on-Severn SC11-2420204121814 99
14GBR2626Tom KennedyEmsworth Slipper SC1315-23148181516 99
15GBR1171Ffinlo WrightIsle of Man YC-222118171116711 101
16GBR1011Andy WarrenAvon SC1825-36151317622 116
17GBR2608Rory FultonBough Beech SC191813-3426141610 116
18GBR2527Robbie LawsonEast Lothian YC-2519171815211115 116
19GBR2148Gareth GriffithsIsland Barn RSC84191927-302317 117
20GBR2420Daniel MartinLymington Town SC2317513141536(DNC) 123
21GBR2548Jim HoodLymington Town SC2123-342920191721 150
22GBR2369Tom EhlerLymington Town SC1722-322512322419 151
23GBR1052Jim FifieldKing George SC26210(BFD)DNC1019DNC 155
24SVK2673Andrej HolakYC Slovan Bratislava-2927162129232023 159
25GBR2610Ben WallisSpinnaker SC24-30302221202624 167
26GBR2074Matt EvansGreat Moor SC12261530312529(DNC) 168
27SWE2512Christer BathRoyal Gothenburg YC1516262322(BFD)DNC25 171
28GBR2073Tim SewardBroadstairs SC-3231213125262728 189
29GBR2186Alan BeatonNotts County SC28203116(DNC)382831 192
30SWE1438Thomas SandstromSkargardsstads SS30283324-36352127 198
31GBR1135Phil WhiteFrampton on Severn SC31372826192438(DNC) 203
32AUS2671Simon ReffoldBalmoral SC NSW(DNC)DNC293216273720 205
33GBR2142Tom RussellIsland Barn RSC333227272433(DNC)DNC 220
34USA2668Ash BeattyMISA TX272924(DNF)30BFD25DNC 223
35GBR2188Joe BirdBlackwater SC403322282831(DNS)DNC 226
36GBR1231Tim BilbroughHayling Island SC3534-383338283326 227
37GBR1490Graham PlattHighcliffe SC3740-423833293029 236
38AUS2670Andrew GilesLake Cullulleraine YC VIC3838373535(BFD)3130 244
39GBR1656David PartridgeChelmarsh SC34-39353932393433 246
40GBR2223Mark FoxStokes Bay SC-4241403734373232 253
41GBR1818Lester KorziliusEmsworth SC3936-4136373435345256
42CZE1556Tomas MatejkaAsociace Lodnich Trid RS41353940393639(DNC) 269
43GBR1485Alex Newton SouthonLymington Town SC36(DNF)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC 300

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