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RS Aeros at Sail Sandy held at Sandringham Yacht Club, Melbourne, Australia

by RS Aero Class Association 16 Oct 21:22 PDT 12-13 October 2019
RS Aeros at Sail Sandy © Nicholas Duell

Both the temperature and the competition are hotting up in Australia for the RS Aeros. The first event of the season has kicked off at Sail Sandy hosted at Sandringham YC just down the shore from Black Rock, the venue of the 3rd RS Aero Worlds in just over two months time. 16 RS Aeros took part as the fleet gathers momentum in the run up to the big champs.

Sail Sandy 2019 was a great success with the weather gods giving sailors plenty to cheer about. Every class ended up with the full allocation of races and the sea breeze made life easy for the race committee.

Rhett Gowans put in a dominant performance in the RS Aero 7s with Michael O'Brien taking a clear 2nd from Michael Case in 3rd. Top Lady and RS Aero 5 was Sophie Jackson who came in 5th overall, just ahead of Megan Ridgway's RS Aero 7 in 6th, once the YS/PYs were applied. Jason Wilson finished first RS Aero 9.

Next up for the Aussie RS Aeros is the 'Sail Country' regatta at Albury Wodonga YC on 2/3 Nov on the border of VIC/NSW followed by the RS Aero Australian National Championships on 30 Nov / 1 Dec at the 'Go for Gold' regatta at Black Rock YC for an excellent warm up event to the World Champs there a month later.

Full details of the Australian RS Aero events can be found on the Class Events List.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmRigYS/PYR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
11200Rhett GowansRS Aero 7112.511111[2]117
22500Michael O'BrienRS Aero 7112.5322[4]212214
31Michael CaseRS Aero 7112.52432[5]34422
42818Peter MilneRS Aero 7112.543[5]3345325
52675Sophie JacksonRS Aero 5116.865464[17U]3735
61204Megan RidgwayRS Aero 7112.59765776[17C]47
72822Peter EllisRS Aero 7112.58[9]77668648
82915Simon BlakeRS Aero 7112.5568[17C]17E57553
92729Ingrid VinotRS Aero 5116.81011910989[17C]66
102820Jason WilsonRS Aero 9109.3[17C]121217F810C17C891
112779Tim BardonRS Aero 7112.51110109[17C]17C17C17C91
122501Fiona EkinsRS Aero 7112.513141412[17C]917R17S96
131074Brendan ChaplinRS Aero 7112.5[17C]17C1181117C17C17C98
142914Christian HerrRS Aero 5116.8141515[17C]101017C17C98
152049David AndrewRS Aero 9109.378[17C]17C17C17C17C17C100
162819Jack WilsonRS Aero 7112.512131311[17C]17C17C17C100

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