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RS Aeros at the Vinkeveen End of Season Regatta

by Dutch RS Aero Class 18 Dec 2018 09:49 PST 10-11 November 2018
Vinkeveen End of Season Regatta © Dutch RS Aero Class

The WVA at Vinkeveen decided fairly spontaneously that it was still time for an RS Aero Regatta (after their own season ending). That spontaneity was enthusiastically embraced by the German and Dutch RS Aero sailors. There were 15 boats at the start, divided equally over RS Aero 5s and 7s, with six visitors travelling from Germany.

The wind forecast for the weekend was originally very strong, however, on both days a nice F3-4 blew with occasional gusts. The race team had laid down a substantial up-and-down course, with the leeward buoy next to the bank - that yielded very special waves!

After the first race a break for lunch and back to shore for a cup of pea soup, sandwiches and a croquette. Excellently arranged.

Then the water again for three more heats. They were all won brilliantly by Marcus, who performed well before the field in his very recognizable style.

On Sunday, the three remaining heats were sailed with Marcus again leading the pack. Behind it was an exciting battle between Cathrine, Karlijn and Floris in the 5 and Gerard in the 7. In the short 30 minute heats it was not possible to stay ahead of those 5s on corrected time.

After another excellent lunch of tomato soup a short prize ceremony followed. With six bullets the final victory went to Marcus Walther. Karlijn had two lesser final heats with a collision at the last start, but she left enough lead for a nice second place. Third place went to Gerard and fourth to Catherine after a correction in the results.

In 2019 the annual RS Aerocup international regatta visits Bruinisse, Holland, in September as the start of the Dutch build up to the RS Games at Medemblik in 2022.

See also: The Netherlands RS Aero Year Ranking 2018

Overall Results:

1Marcus WaltherGER7‑11111116
2Karlijn vd BoogaardNED543322‑5519
3Gerard VosNED724‑5454423
4Cathrine KarlsonNOR535‑7743325
5Arwin BosNED586‑9966641
6Thomas BennekerGER76(OCS)6677DSQ49
7Philip NannGER75243(DNF)DNSDNS48
8Christian LemmerGER7‑11981199854
9Jannis MeyerGER5‑138111388755
10Floris StapelNED5(DNS)DNSDNSDNS32258
11Floris StapelNED791025(DNS)DNSDNS60
12Rob JesserunNED7‑121112121110965
13Jan vd BrinkNED7107108(DNS)DNSDNS69
14Bert HeijnenNED51412131010(DNS)DNS76
15Mark den HeijerNED5(DNS)DNSDNSDNS12111084

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