The nippy little Aeros are looking forward to defend the podium in the upcoming Round Island race in Howth on 11th March. But we fully expect some naval warfare, whichever way we go, having managed to take all top three PY places in 2022. This will be the first time for us to come together in 2023 and get a feel for what is ahead in an active summer calendar. It will whet our appetite as we take on the Atlantic swell three weeks later.
Many stalwarts have been racing competitively and training through winter, at home and abroad. But notably, this relatively small fleet has continued to grow steadily over the colder months and in recent weeks added another four boats across various clubs…. doesn’t sound much, but pre covid, there was only a handful in the country.
To ease the learning curve and encourage more racing, 3 of the six regional events will also involve coaching opportunities with ongoing more localised coaching in the interim.
In addition to the regional events, there will be a significant fleet contingent looking to the Worlds in July in Sardinia – so a busy season awaits.
If you are keen to go for a spin whether you’re 50 or 100kg, there’s a rig to suit. Contact the Class Association (firstname.lastname@example.org) or one of the RS dealers (Marine Services, Dun Laoghaire and Bosun Bobs, Bangor)
|April 1st & 2nd||Galway City Sailing Club||RS Aero Western Championship*|
|May 20th & 21st||Swords Sailing Club||RS Aero Northern Championship**|
|June 17th & 18th||National Yacht Club||RS Aero National Championships**|
|June 24th & 25th||Blessington SC||RS Fest : all RS fleets across the country|
|July||Calasetta SC, Sardinia||RS Aero World & Youth Championships|
|September 23rd & 24th||Killaloe Sailing Club||RS Aero Southern Championship*|
|October 29th & 30th||Howth yacht Club||RS Aero Eastern Championship**|
*Joint event with RS200 and RS400
** coaching timetabled to shoulder the event