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3rd RS Aero World Championship at Black Rock Yacht Club - Overall

by RS Aero International Class Association 4 Jan 00:46 PST 28 December 2019 - 4 January 2020

After a cracking day with four races yesterday the forecast for today proved correct with the southerly wind smashing in at lunchtime curtailed play.

The fleet launched on schedule to the increasing wind but by start time 33 knots of wind was recorded on the Committee boat, and with it still increasing the race officer sent the fleet back ashore. The fleet enjoyed getting on the water though and every one returned jubilant for having had a blast out in the Port Phillip Bay waves in the fresh breeze.

After waiting ashore for an hour to see if a break in the weather may occur, the Race Officer called off any further racing for the day as gusts exceeded 40 knots. So the results from the end of Day 4 stood and with 11 races completed and great championship was concluded over a variety of conditions.

Overall Results: (top three)

RS Aero 5
1st - Sophie Jackson AUS
2nd - David Ellis GBR
3rd - Megan Ridgway AUS

RS Aero 7
1st - Rhett Gowans AUS
2nd - Marc Jacobi USA
3rd - Noah Rees GBR

RS Aero 9
1st - Liam Willis GBR
2nd - Derek Bottles USA
3rd - Keith Willis GBR

It has been an awesome Worlds in Australia with fantastic racing in a mix of conditions. The fleet is already looking forward to the 4th RS Aero World Championship in August 2020 at the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA. Charter RS Aeros are available to book now at a discount rate until the end of January and online entry is already open. A Pre-Worlds and Coaching Clinic precede the World Championships for those who fancy an extended stay at one of the Worlds most iconic venues.

For more information visit event page.

Full results available here.

Keep up to date with photos, videos and event chat via the RS Aero Facebook Group.

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