Following on from a busy 2023 the Irish RS Aero fleet are looking forward to an exciting 2024 both home and abroad.

A full schedule of regional events took place this year at venues across the country. The highlight of the season was a record attendance of twenty-four boats at  the Irish Nationals in the National Yacht Club. A big attraction of the Aero is the ability to travel to international events in wonderful locations with charter boats readily available at a reasonable cost. This year a six strong Irish team travelled to the World Championships in Calasetta, Sardinia. Irish sailors also attended events in Italy, UK, and America.



Team Ireland at the 2023 RS Aero World Championships in Calasetta, Sardinia(pictured below). From left to right Noel Butler, Paul McMahon, John Phelan, Roy van Mannen, Daragh Sheridan & Sarah Dwyer.


In 2023 the Irish class introduced an Aero Traveller Series which wrapped up with the Aero Easterns in October at Howth Yacht Club . The Traveller Series Results are here:

Next year promises to be even better for this young class.  A full calendar of events will take place with the Nationals taking centre stage on June 15th & 16th  at Howth. There is already interest from sailors in the USA who are keen to take part. A key part of these regional events will once again be the coaching sessions on the Friday aimed at helping everybody improve their skills.

2024 will see both a European and World Championships taking place in locations that are easily accessible for Irish sailors. The Europeans take place in Carnac, France a week after the Irish Nationals  with the Worlds in Hayling Island at the end of August.

Please see full 2024 calendar below:

If you would like to get involved in this fantastic class, please contact the class association at for more information. We have boats and sailors in all regions who can help with having a go in an Aero. Also, if you are interested in getting a boat there are a number for sale second hand both privately and with Irish RS agent Kenny Rumball of Irish National Marine Services who can also provide you with a nice shiny new Aero. Contact: or 01 2844195