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RS Aero Australian National Championship at Largs Bay Sailing Club

by Australian RS Aero Class Association 26 Jan 05:14 PST 12-15 January 2023
RS Aero Australian National Championship 2023 © Largs Bay Sailing Club

The 2023 RS Aero Australian Nationals was great success with a full schedule of ten races was held over four days for four RS Aero fleets. There was something for everybody in a good mix of sailing conditions and lovely Adelaide weather. It was all there from 38'C days with light breeze to 20 knot+ with tricky swell Even the dolphins showed up!

Congratulations to the new Australian Champions. It was particularly close in the RS Aero 7s with only 2 points separating 1st & 2nd, and 2nd & 3rd, only decided in the final race of four on the last day in tough sailing conditions, a proper testing championship day!

Largs Bay Sailing Club did a fantastic job in running such an efficient, fun & social event. Big thanks to our regatta sponsor Rooster Sailing Australia & Sailing Raceboats for helping out on-site for the event. Congratulations to all the competitors and the winners!

The next big one coming up is the Victorian RS Aero State Titles at Royal Brighton Yacht Club (Melbourne) in March. Next year, Mount Martha Yacht Club will host the 2024 RS Aero Australian Nationals, from 13th-17th January. 2024 Nationals are to be held in January at Mount Martha Yacht Club in Victoria. This will be a huge event, with 50+ RS Aeros expected to attend on Port Phillip Bay. Several Australian sailors are also off to the RS Aero World Championships in Sardinia this year from 26th-30th July.

RS Aero Australian Events List at

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmStateR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
RS Aero 5
12493Finlay BuntSA111112[4]1[3]19
23093Ashleigh EmerySA232[5]41124[5]19
3393John WoollattSA32[6]235[7]35326
43091Ingrid VinotNSW5[6]4423352[7]28
53996Natalie GrayNSW44335[8]2[7]7432
63590David GintyNSW[10]57[8]74881242
73473Robyn RatcliffeNSW[8]757[8]7646648
83476Maria‑Luisa CoulsonWA79[10][10]69568858
91388Diana ChenNSW68869[11][11]11111170
103085Diane VukelicNSW910991069[11]9[11]71
RS Aero 6
120Rhett GowansVIC[1][1]111111118
23054James MaslinNSW22[4]3[4]4232220
33602Nick GrayNSW[3][3]3232323321
42781Tabitha StevensonSA[4]42423444[5]27
RS Aero 7
14037Gary RatcliffeNSW2213[6]4[6]21116
23094Mark ConrySA11514[6][8]32219
32498Ian JohnsonVIC[8]3[4]231244322
43545Darryl BentleyNSW45[6]41351[6]427
52915Ron FergussonVIC[7][6]3552153630
63063Rick StockleySA3726253[12][8]533
73050Peter FewingsSA5477[9]74[8]5746
83058Paul RogersVIC68887876[9][9]58
93105Karl GaeblerWA[9]9998[10]977866
103604Bruce LitchfieldNSW[10][11]10101091010101079
112914Christian HerrVIC111011111111119[12][12]85
RS Aero 9
13086Richard ShawNSW111[2]21111[4]9
21386Cameron ShawNSW[2][2]2112222113
311Victor OjedaWA33[4]3333[4]4426

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