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RS Aero 5 & 7 UK National Championship and International Open at Tenby Sailing Club - Day 1 & 2

by RS Aero UK Class Association 22 Aug 2023 02:14 PDT 20-25 August, 2023
2023 RS Aero 5 and 7 UK National Championship & International Open © Tenby Sailing Club

54 RS Aero 5 & 7s have been enjoying Tenby in South Wales to contest the 2023 RS Aero 5&7 UK Nationals. Tenby's vibrant town, welcoming sailing club and wonderful beaches provide an excellent setting for this year's week-long champs.

For the first two days breezes have been fresh from the southwest with wonderful waves creating exhilarating sailing with splendid downwind surfs and then a free ride back upwind on the ebb tide! Three races each day with three laps on each of the inner and outer loop courses with downwind gates have given the racers plenty to think about.

Tired but smiling bodies return ashore with abundance of race stories at the end of each day.

The RS Aero 7 fleet is tightly contested at the front. Tim Hire (Lymington) is a couple of points clear with three 1sts. Jack Miller (Felpham) is close behind after a 1,2,3 on day 2. A few points back are Noah Rees (Torpoint Mosquito) and Peter Barton (Lymington) with a win each.

In the RS Aero 5s Tom Ahlheid (Frensham) has been revelling in the fresh conditions with a string of four solid 1sts. In the chase are Andrew Frost (Sutton Bingham) counting 2s and 3s, Mark Ripley (Paignton) and Sam Blaker (Thorpe Bay) with a win each and Tristan Ahlheid (Frensham).

A full social programme is arranged in Tenby's lovely clubhouse on the harbour quay. The Commodore's Reception provided an excellent spread of tasty food which followed the Race Briefing and pre-event coaching session ashore. Daily awards and Top-Tips from the leaders at the end of Day 1.

After Day 2 it was the Class annual AGM followed Penderyn Welsh Whisky tasting evening which proved very popular sampling four of their best single malts. Penderyn are generously providing six of their popular Madeira casked whisky as prizes. Later in the week are the BBQ, Disco and Band evenings.

Every day has a Happy Hour at Tenby Sailing Club!

Thanks to Rooster and Penderyn Welsh Whisky for their excellent support!

5 Rig Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st2077Tom AhlheidFrensham Pond SC11‑51216
2nd1312Andrew FrostSutton Bingham SC2‑8233313
3rd1181Mark RipleyPaignton SC64‑721215
4th2071Sam BlakerThorpe Bay YC4514‑8519
5th1070Tristan AhlheidFrensham Pond SC52‑654420
6th1566Abby HireLymingtonTownSC/RLymYC33‑1376625
7th1930Joe SlipperSilver Wing SC91436(BFD)739
8th3065William JamesPaignton SC1068‑137839
9th2057Curtis McKayHayling Island SC71048‑141140
10th3929Jonathan BaileyHunts SC89101411‑1652
11th1209David EllisLymington Town SC1171115‑161256
12th1069Ben OsborneMaidenhead SC1212‑181091558
13th2150Luca MitchellPaignton SC‑211519910962
14th3381Robyn StockRoyal Lymington YC131115‑21171066
15th4428Sammy Isaacs‑JohnsonMaidenhead SC20209‑2751367
16th2462Alessandra TydemanLymington Town SC1416161113‑1870
17th2195Joseph BlakerThorpe Bay/Benfleet YC15131716(BFD)1980
18th1846Zak MitchellPaignton SC1718201215(DNF)82
19th3330lona WillowsLymington Town SCRDG17‑2117121782
20th3049Kieran LewisShotwick Lake SC/ RNSA191912‑25192089
21st1006Sophie StocktonMaidenhead SC‑24231423181492
22nd2214Yana SkvortsovaIsland Barn Reservoir SC16‑2523222021102
23rd3073Alice LucyRutland SC25212218‑2622108
24th1705Kate WharmbyLymingtonTownSC/RLymYC1824‑25202324109
25th3673Ben ThroupBurghfield SC22‑3024262425121
26th4310George LenneyRestronguet SC2828‑29192126122
27th4465Robyn RatcliffeGeorges River SC NSW. AUS2726‑28282223126
28th1964Adam CraigBurghfield SC26‑2927242527129
29th1747Andrew CooneyBroadwater SC232226(DNC)DNCDNC135
30th2952Catherine AlboneMilton Keynes/Tata Steel SC2927‑31292728140
31st1308Sian ClarkDraycote Water SC303130(DNC)2829148

7 Rig Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1st2439Tim HireLymingtonTownSC/RLymYC‑6122117
2nd4397Jack MillerFelpham SC/Paington SC23‑612311
3rd4295Noah ReesTorpoint Mosquito SC123‑44212
4th4396Peter BartonLymington Town SC3‑5133414
5th2719Craig WilliamsonStaunton Harold SC4445‑7522
6th4456Gary RatcliffeGeorges River SC NSW. AUS57‑965629
7th3391Rupert StockRoyal Lymington YC9‑11878739
8th1232Tim NorrisWarsash SC867‑10101041
9th4351Rory CohenSouth Cerney SC‑1091086841
10th4307Joe ScurrahCarsington SC7851312(OCS)45
11th1109James HallHayling Island SC1110‑1299948
12th3170Nigel DakinRS Aero UK Class121311‑14111158
13th2550Chris JonesSutton Bingham SC1512141114‑1766
14th4301Chris WhitneyFelpham SC19141312(DNF)1472
15th4314Richard BentleyFelpham SC1316‑1918131373
16th4352Elliot TomsFowey Gallants SC16‑181515151576
17th3436Stuart TurnerClevedon SC(DNF)221616DNS1288
18th4346Kingsley BrownGurnard SC‑22211820161691
19th3198David CherrillBroadwater SC18171717DNF(DNC)91
20th1510Joseph HotchkissClevedon SC‑2120201917DNF96
21st1603Rob AhlheidFrensham Pond SC1415(DNC)DNFDNCDNC101
22nd2505Neil WharmbyRoyal Lymington YC171922(DNF)DNCDNC106
23rd4458Adalsteinn LoftssonSiglingafelagio Ymir ISL20232121DNF(DNC)107

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